Shadow Master Screening
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Screening: November 10 | 2pm
Scully Gray Box Gallery | SFAI—Fort Mason Campus

As part of the 2018 Alumni Weekend, SFAI is pleased to host a special screening of Shadow Master, a documentary film by SFAI alumnus Larry Reed. A Q+A with the filmmaker will follow the screening. 

The screening and Q+A will be followed by more screenings of student and alumni short films as part of SFAI Concentrate



Shadow Master is a dramatic documentary about a family of dancers and shadow masters in Bali. The film is a dramatization of events which occurred during the filming process, and during the two years Reed spent living and studying with dalang (shadow master) I Nyoman Rajeg and his extended family.

When I think of home, I remember how proud the little girls are when it's time to give offerings, and how much time there is in a day.

Told from the point of view Suartini, the dalang's daughter, all the actors in the film are members of the family and co-creators of the story. Koman Negara, just 5 years old when the film was shot, is now himself the village dalang.

Filmed in 1979 by John Knoop and Larry Reed before the onslaught of mass tourism, the film has high historical and cultural value. It has aired on PBS and the Discovery Channel.

Total Running Time: 54 min