San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)

Free projection­s in the urban outdoors

Best bets from Datebook’s arts and entertainm­ent critics and contributo­rs

- — Lily Janiak

Should you happen to be strolling in SoMa around or just after sunset, when film installati­ons have ideal viewing conditions, consider steering your route toward Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where the SF Urban Film Fest has a free, outdoor exhibit, “Mourning Is an Act of Love,” featuring 12 pieces all about how we memorializ­e.

The short films, some just a minute long, address who and what we choose to remember with public monuments (“New Monuments Must …” by Cheyenne Concepcion and “LandMarked Part 5 ... A Tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer”) and how we’ve lived under shelterinp­lace (“New York Pause …” by Susan Horowitz and “Circles” by Javiera Godoy), among other topics.

The films are presented in dialogue with pieces in a variety of other forms: collage, photograph­y, poetry and new media. “w33p1ng m4dr0n3,” a digital project by Mark Ramos, represents COVID deaths in California as blossoms falling from a madrone tree, using daily data from the COVID Tracking Project.

“Mourning Is an Act of Love”: Through May 7. Free. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. https:// sfurbanfil­ 2021/mourning-is-an -act-of-love/

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Hannah Moore / SF Urban Film Fest

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