Film Series

Saturday, December 08, 2007
Fat City

Part of True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography

Date + Time

Saturday, December 08, 2007
2:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

1972, 110 min.
Direction: John Huston
Cinematography: Conrad L. Hall

Huston's Fat City is a compelling portrayal of working class life and of those who lose out in the pursuit of the American Dream. It is the story of two boxers: Jeff Bridges, who is starting out as a fighter, and Stacey Keach, aging and alcoholic, who is attempting a comeback. The narrative is authentic and emotionally stirring - more Charles Bukowski than Rocky Balboa. One of the greats of American cinematography, Hall earned nine Oscar nominations - winning three times - over a 50-year career. He was especially noted for his artistry in handling light and shadows. His son Conrad W. Hall is also a noted cinematographer.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with Museum admission (requires free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Tickets are available at the Museum (with no surcharge) or online.

True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography is generously supported by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.

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