Film Series

Saturday, December 15, 2007
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Part of True and False: Jeff Wall on Cinematography

Date + Time

Saturday, December 15, 2007
2:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


1972, 124 min.
Direction: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cinematography: Michael Ballhaus

Ballhaus has served as director of photography for many of Martin Scorsese's films, from 1985's After Hours to last year's Oscar-winner The Departed. In the 1970s, however, he was part of the closely knit family of actors and crew that surrounded the legendary Fassbinder. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a singular cinematic vision and a classic of Fassbinder's middle period. Based on his own play, it is a tortured melodrama that takes place entirely in the ornate and claustrophobic bedroom of a desperate and despairing fashion designer.

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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