Film Series

Saturday, May 24, 2008
Around '68

Part of Around '68

Date + Time

Saturday, May 24, 2008
1:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Double Feature
If . . .
Lindsay Anderson, 1968, 111 min., 35mm

The cult classic that launched the career of Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), If... tells the tale of an armed rebellion at a traditional British school. Echoing the May 1968 student uprising in Paris, the story follows protagonist Mick Travis (McDowell), a nonconformist boy who rebels against authority and old traditions. Centered around the polarizing issues of class and society, the school functions as a microcosm of British society.

The Man Who Left His Will on Film
Nagisa Oshima, 1970, 94 min., 35mm
3:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater

At the helm of Japanese New Wave cinema, Oshima contended with the postwar alienation of Japanese youth, the failures of left-wing political movements, the rise of capitalism, and the legacies of the imperial past. The Man Who Left His Will on Film follows the suicide of a young college student who jumps to his death with a running camera in his hand. When his friend Motoki recovers the footage and screens it, he expects to see a Tokyo demonstration. Instead the dead man's camera has only captured dull street scenes. Motoki grows obsessed with his dead friend, eventually romancing the deceased's girlfriend, and restaging and reshooting scenes from the film.

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general, students, and seniors; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket. Tickets are available at SFMOMA (no surcharge) or online.

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