Education

1971 M.F.A.  California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. major: Sculpture; minor: Filmmaking. 
1969 B.F.A. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland. major: Sculpture.
1968 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. 
1961-64 Vesper George School of Art, Boston, Massachusetts.

Photography Exhibitions

2013 SFMoMA Artist Gallery, Fort Mason, CA
2011 Outlandish, Contemporary Depictions of Nature, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
LandsCApes: Glimpses of Everyday California, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

Film Exhibitions

Shadow & Light, The Life and Art of Elaine Badgley Arnoux
2009 Ventura Film Festival, Ventura, California.
2009 Mendocino Film Festival, Mendocino, California.
2009 Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California.
2009 Santa Fe Film Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Walt Whitman’s Song Of Myself
2008 Mendocino Film Festival, Mendocino, California.
2008 FIAAP 08 Festival Internacional Audiovisual de Artes Performativas Museu Nacional do Teatro Lisboa, Portugal.

Darryl Henriques Is In Show Business
2007 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California.
2006 Mendocino Film Festival, Mendocino, California.
2006 Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California.

Arianna’s Journey
2007 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California.

The Stories
2007 Mendocino Film Festival, Mendocino, California.
2007 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence, Rhode Island. 
2007 Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, Ohio.
2006 Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California. 
2006 Southern Exposure Mayhem Film Festival, San Francisco, California.

The Old Spaghetti Factory
2009 Cinema By The Bay, San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California.
2001 PBS national broadcast, 90 cities in the U.S.
2000 16th Annual Film Arts Festival , San  Francisco, California.
2000 29th International Film Festival of Figgueira da Foz, Lisboa, Portugal.

broke
1998 International Festival of Flanders/Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
1998 30th International Bonn Festival of Short Films, Bonn, West Germany.
1998 Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado.
1998 International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal.
1998 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
1997 Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey.
1997 San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, California.
1997 Golden Knight Film Festival, Moscow, Russia. 
1997 Accbank Dublin Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland.
1996 San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California.

Of Men and Angels
1989 Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California. 
1989 Houston International Film Festival, Houston, Texas.
1989 Cannes International Film Festival Market, Cannes, France.
1989 Boston Film Festival, Boston, Massachusetts.
1989 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah. 

In Between The Notes, The Life and Music of  Pandit Pran Nath
2009 Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland. 
2002 Other Minds Film Festival, San Francisco, California.
1986 Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, Illinois. 
1986 Video Free America, San Francisco, California.

Tribute
2007 Museu Nacional do Teatro Lisboa, Portugal.
2007 Cinéma Action Christine, Paris France.
2002 Cork Film Festival, Cork, Ireland.
1988 Seventh Annual Santa Fe Film Expo, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1988 Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, Illinois.
1988 I.A.C. International Film and Video Competition, London, England.
1988 Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, Ohio.
1988 West German Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, West Germany.
1987 Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey.
1987 5th Festival International Cinema in 16mm, Montreal, Canada.
1987 International Festival of Short Films EXPERI, Bonn, West Germany. 
1986 New Directors/New Films, Lincoln Center, New York, New York.
1986 Film Arts Festival, San Francisco, California.
1986 Sydney Film Festival, Sydney Australia.
1986 Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, Washington.
1986 Wellington/Auckland Film Festival, Wellington, New  Zealand. 

Citizen, I’m Not Losing My Mind I’m Giving It Away
1999 Amsterdam Institute of Film & Television, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1984 International Film Festival van Antwepen, Antwepen, Belgium.
1983 8th Deauville Festival of American Cinema, Deauville, France.
1983 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
1983 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
1983 Santa Fe Winter Film Exposition, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1983 7th International Biennial of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria.
1983 Florence International Festival of Independent Cinema, Florence, Italy.
1983 Film in the Cities, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Made For Television
1984 Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California.
1983 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.
1983 Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. 
1983 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
1983 Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey.
1983 Kenyon Film Festival, Kenyon, Ohio.
1983 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
1982 Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Become An Artist
1983 Aspen Film Festival, Aspen, Colorado.
1983 Onion City Film Festival, Evanston, Illinois.
1982 CLIO AWARDS, New York, New York. (Best Public Service Announcement) 
1982 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1982 Film Arts Festival, San Francisco, California.
1981 U.S. Television Commercials Festival, Elmhurst, Illinois. 

Marthain, ,The Irish Film
1982 Birmingham Educational Film Festival, Birmingham, Alabama.
1980 Atlanta Independent Film and Video Festival, Atlanta, Georgia.
1978 San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, California.

The Bell Rang To An Empty Sky
1997 Golden Knight Film Festival, Moscow, Russia. 
1982 Museum of the American Indian, New York, New York.
1980 San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California. 
1978 26th International Tampere Short Film Festival, Tampere, Finland.
1978 Conference on Visual Anthropology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1977 New York Film Festival, New York, New York.
1977 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. 
1977 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York.
1976 Bellevue Film Festival, Bellevue, Washington. 

Being
1977 Filmex, Los Angeles International Film Exposition, Hollywood, California.
1977 Sinking Creek Film Celebration, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. 
1976 Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, California. 
1976 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1976 Athens International Film Festival, Athens, Ohio.
1976 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California. 
1976 Pacific Film Archives, University of California, Berkeley, California.
1975 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1975 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.  
1975 International Film and Video Festival, Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland.  

Sea Space
1999 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.
1998 46th International Mannheim Film Festival, Mannheim, Germany.
1998 35th New York Film Festival, New York, New York.
1998 Golden Knight Film Festival, Kiev, Ukrainian.
1998 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
1998 Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
1998 San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco, California.
1997 Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California.
1996 International Short Film Festival, Vila do Conde, Portugal
1989 Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (permanent collection)
1982 Film Works, The Kitchen, New York, New York.
1974 Canyon Cinematheque, San Francisco, California.
1974 Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1973 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.
1972 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.

Teaching

2007 Associate Professor, Cinema Department, Graduate Program, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. 
2002-03 Lecturer Film Production, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
1996-97 Associate Professor, Cinema Department, Graduate Program, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. 
1995-97 Lecturer Film Production, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
1986-87 Lecturer Film Production, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California.
1974-80 Lecturer Film Production, Mill College, Center for Contemporary Music, Oakland, California.

Grants + Scholarships

1984 Western Region Media Grant for Filmmaking. 
1983 Zellerbach Family Fund, Grant for Filmmaking.
1982 California Tamarack Foundation, Grant for Filmmaking. 
1979 National Endowment for the Arts, Grant for Filmmaking.
1969-71 Scholarship to California College of Arts and Crafts, awarded by California College of Arts and Crafts.
1968 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, awarded by Maryland Institute of Art.
1967-69 Gertrude J. Pentland, Scholarship, awarded by Maryland Institute of Art.
1967-68 Equal Opportunity Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art.

Public Service Board Membership

1984 -96 Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, California. (board president 1992-96).
1984-85 Canyon Cinema Cooperative, San Francisco, California. 
1983-86  Artist Committee of the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.
1981-88  George Coates Performance Works, San Francisco, California. 
1980-84  International Theatre Festival, San Francisco, California. (board president 1984).
1980-83  Langton Arts, San Francisco, California. San Francisco.

Selected One-filmmaker/Exhibitions

2009 California State University East Bay, Hayward, California.
2009 Ventura Film Festival, Ventura, California.
2007 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California.
1995 George Coates Performance Works, San Francisco, California.
1989 Mill College, Center for Contemporary Music, Oakland, California.
1981 Pasadena Film Forum, Pasadena, California.
1981 Media Study/Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
1981 Pasadena Film Forum, Pasadena, California.
1981 Media /Study, Buffalo, New York.
1980 Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
1980 Encounter Cinema, University of California, Los Angeles, CA.
1980 School of the Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. 
1980 Neighborhood Film Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
1979 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California.
1978 San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, California.
1977 Neighborhood Film Project, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1977 Project Theater, Dublin, Ireland.

Filmography

Shadow and Light, the life and art of Elaine Badgley Arnoux (2009)
Elaine Badgley Arnoux has lived the artistic life to its fullest. Coming of age in an era when avant-garde art – and the freewheeling life that went with it – was still seen largely as a boys’ club, Arnoux traveled the world, changing homes, countries, and lovers, and following her artistic vision with abandon. Inspired rather than deterred by her femininity, she undertook fiery large canvasses depicting the social upheavals of her times, as well as serene collective portraits of people inhabiting the places she has loved most – Biot, in southern France, and San Francisco, California. At 82 years old, Arnoux remains a revelation of dedication and vision, with a mischievous appetite for life and art. She puts it this way: “I was very old when I was young, I wasn’t young until I was old.”

In Shadow & Light, director William Farley (John O’Keefe’s Song of Myself, Darryl Henriques Is In Show Business, The Old Spaghetti Factory, In Between the Notes) offers another deft and revealing portrait of an outsider artist who defies stereotypes of gender, culture and age. Farley tells a story not only of one determined artist, but also of artistic creation itself.
H D. color, 28 minutes.


Walt Whitman’s SONG OF MYSELF
(2007)
Schools and bridges are named after him, yet most of us only read Walt Whitman in high school - without realizing his profound depth and his startlingly sensuous imagery. Song of Myself has been called the Second Constitution of the United States. Walt Whitman celebrated the moment, the special grandeur of everyday life - of breathing, of being, of ordinary things.

Internationally acclaimed playwright, director, and solo performer, John O’Keefe has adapted “Song of Myself” into a dramatic tour de force poised between a straight recitation and an imaginative interpretation.  O’Keefe’s performance captures the spirit and music of Whitman’s words that every image and nuance is viscerally immediate and easily accessible to the modern ear. Mr. O’Keefe delivers Whitman’s radically democratic, all-embracing vision of America as a nation of many nations and individuals. “Every poet has his own Walt Whitman within him. John O’Keefe liberated his Whitman and gave it to the open air, much to everybody’s delight.”
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco.
Digital Beta, color sound, 50 minutes. 

Arianna’s Journey (2007) is the story of an Italian women who has the gift of healing and her travels in pursuit of spiritual fulfillment. It takes us from an exorcism in Italy to sacred caves in France: from a peyote ritual in Mexico to holy shrines in Israel. Recording a modern day pilgrimage, the film is a meditation on the sublime and the mundane. Beta SP, color, 30 minutes.

Darryl Henriques Is In Show Business (2006) People in the entertainment industry recognize Darryl Henriques as an immensely talented comedian – one who creates a unique and biting commentary on modern life.  Yet, up until now he’s been unable to break through and make a living as a performer. This is mostly because Darryl is driven to speak the truth, as he sees it, even when it conflicts with his ambitions.  All his life, Darryl has been caught between his desire for success and his need to challenge authority - both on and off stage.  At times, Darryl deliberately alienates his audience with his improvised routines and then tries to win them back. Such theatrics give pause to the people who could help Darryl to become more of a commercial success. This film is a portrait of an artist struggling to come to terms with his eccentricities as he attempts to gain access to a larger audience without compromising his spontaneity or the integrity of his humor.with Peter Coyote, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Krassner, and Jeremy Larner. Digital Beta, color, 28 minutes. 

The Stories (2005) Like a Sufi tale The Stories conjures a profound situation and then undercuts it with an understated efficiency that jolts us into a moment of altered awareness. Urgently desiring an intimate connection with his dying parent, the son begs his father to talk, and in his desire to have anintimate moment with him, pushes his father into an exchange that results in an ironic encounter with reality. Digital Beta, color, 5 minutes. 

Of Men and Angels  re-scored 2005 (1989)  This film centers on one week in the lives of three strong willed individuals. Mike (Jack Byrne) is a taxi driver and unrequited Irish-American writer in the post-beat tradition. Mike lives with Maria (Theresa Saldana) a beautiful cultured Salvadorian who is carrying his child and expects him to live up to his responsibilities of fatherhood. When Irish literary maverick Padric Reilly (John Molloy) falls into their lives, the three are confronted with the struggle for control of their own dreams- and each other. Featuring: John Molloy, Theresa Saldana, Jack Byrne. Screenplay by Deborah Rogin, William Farley and Marjorie Berger. Score by Patrick Bowsher.  35mm, color, 88 minutes.

broke (Redux) 2004 (1995)   A short but timeless journey into the heart of the most complex obstacle standing in the way of ending homelessness: society’s growing numbness to the problem of urban poverty. This film is anchored in the assumption that people have an innate ability to empathize with the struggles and hardships with the less fortunate, and that emotional understanding is the first step toward addressing homelessness and finding a solution. Music by Todd Boekelheide, performed by The Kronos Quartet.
16mm & 35mm, color, 10 minutes.

The Old Spaghetti Factory (2000)  Mal and Sandra Sharpe found a painting in an upscale Berkeley junk shop. They bought the colorful mural which was painted in 1963 and had once been on the wall of North Beach’s Old Spaghetti Factory. The Sharpe’s puzzled over the forty faces in the painting. With filmmaker William Farley they discovered that these people were writers, artists, poets, and performers at the heart of San Francisco’s rich bohemian scene. This documentary is a record of what they found and captures the spirit of the Beat generation and the life of this unique night spot.  A collaboration between William Farley, Sandra and Mal Sharpe. 
Video/Beta SP, color, 28 minutes.

In Between The Notes  (1986)  Pandit Pran Nath is the last Raga singer in a long line of North Indian vocal masters in the Kirana style of Indian classical music. This documentary follows Pran Nath back to India and traces his journey. Accompanied by his disciple the American avant-garde composer Terry Riley, the film celebrates the Indian musician’s life and work. Produced by Jim Newman. Video/Beta SP, color, 28 minutes. 

Tribute (1986) An affirmative view of life and death. The images are almost without exception from the nineteen fifties; a ship launching, a woman dancing, a tree falling, a train passing- impersonal subjects which none the less are icons and metaphors for our most personal thoughts. Image after image emerge from darkness and hurl us toward remembrances of the purity and conflict that are part of our collective experiences of being alive. Music by David Byrne. 16mm, black and white, 7 minutes.

Citizen, I’m Not Losing My Mind I’m Giving It Away  (1982)  This film follows a group of anonymous young people on an apparently random journey through a disjointed San Francisco cityscape. Along their travels they encounter a succession of madmen and eccentrics, portrayed by various West Coast performance artists, whose impassioned monologues and improvisations satirize the institutions of contemporary American society. Featuring: Stoney Burke, Bob Carroll, Whoopi Goldberg (in her first screen appearance), Darryl Henriques, Murray Korngold, Pons Maar, John O’Keefe and Michael Peppe. 16mm, color, 75 minutes.

Made For Television  (1981) A dense assemblage of excerpts from television commercials juxtaposed to a soundtrack of extraordinary facts about human beings, the results of which presents a humorous and critical view of TV advertising manipulation. 16mm, color, 5 minutes.

Become An Artist (1981)  A satire on television pitches, and how society sees the self-importance of artists.  Featuring Father Guido Sarducci, from Saturday Night Live.  A collaboration between Don Novello, George Manupelli and William Farley. 16mm, color, 1 minute.

Marathain The Irish Film (1979)  Marathain is the Irish word for the act of surviving.  I wandered around Ireland for two months searching for answers to my Irish heritage. The film weaves together found footage, interviews, and wildly unpredictable monologues into an impressionistic portrait of the Irish psyche. 16mm, color, 30 minutes.

The Bell Rang To An Empty Sky  (1977) This film has taken one of the many tragedies buried in American history which befell the American Indian and through the voice of Dennis Banks, creates a tight and perceptive visual and aural telling and interpretation of the events. The selection of images, their iconography and meaning, effectively explored through juxtaposition, creates a powerful work.  (John Hanhardt, Curator of Film and Video, Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.) 16mm, color, sound, 6 minutes.

Being  (1975) A man sits drinking beer in front of his TV. The program that he occasionally glances at is a montage of popular culture images: old movies, commercials, and news clips.  Accompanying the fleeting images is a loosely synchronous narrative on the evolution of man’s belief systems.  The man’s behavior watching television becomes a commentary on contemporary culture; the relationship between public information and private consciousness, and the nature of reality. 16mm, color, 10 minutes.

Sea Space (1972/remastered 1997) This film documents a conversation I had with a fellow crew member aboard a cargo ship in the South China Sea. The story revolves around the actual confession from this seaman of his involvement in the accidental death of a group of Korean fisherman and his compliance in not trying to rescue them.  The film is edited in a manner which allows the story to unfold without revealing the identity of the storyteller. 16mm & 35mm, black and white, 8 minutes.

CONCEPTUAL ADVISOR/EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

Advisor to film and theater artists including: 
Robert Ashley, George Coates, Spalding Gray, Joan Jonas, Jon Jost, 
Adam Keker, Chip Lord, George Lucas Productions, John O'Keefe, Father Guido Sarducci, Thomas Schlesinger, Rick Schmidt, Mal Sharpe, Barry Stone, 
Wayne Wang, and  American Zoetrope.

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