Free Tuesday Program

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Paul Clipson Presents Subversive Documentaries Paul Clipson Presents Subversive Documentaries

Date + Time

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Las Hurdes (aka The Land Without Bread)
Luis Buñuel, 1933, 30 min., 16mm, b/w

Hotel des Invalides
Georges Franju, 1952, 22 min., 35mm, b/w

Le chant du Styrène
Alain Resnais, 1958, 19 min., 35mm, color, cinemascope

In this program of film shorts, experimental filmmaker (and SFMOMA's own head projectionist) Clipson screens high-art takes on low subjects. Luis Buñuel cast a surreal eye on rural poverty in Spain, Alain Resnais documents the lyricism of plastic, and Georges Franju upends nationalism and military glory. The museum would like to thank the Consulate General of France in San Francisco for its assistance and support of this program.


Paul Clipson, filmmaker

Admission + Ticketing

Museum and program admission are free. Please note: this program is rescheduled from an original August date.

Image: George Franju, Hotel des Invalides (still), 1951. Photo courtesy Gaumont Films.