Film Screening

Thursday, May 27, 2010
California Highs, California Lows Program 1

Part of California Highs, California Lows

California Highs, California Lows Program 1

Date + Time

Thursday, May 27, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Bucky (episodes 1 and 2), Paul Clipson and Adam Heavenrich, 1996-98, 2 min. each, 8mm
Model Shop, Jacques Demy, 1969, 97 min., 35mm

Director Demy's only American film, Model Shop tracks a day in the life of Los Angeles native George Matthews (Gary Lockwood). Unemployed and unhappy in love, George's bleak future is suddenly altered by a chance meeting with a beautiful woman dressed in white. After following the mysterious figure, a French woman named Lola (Anouk Aimee), to various corners of the city, he finds himself in her bizarre place of work known as "the model shop." As L.A. is transformed into one of the film's characters over the course of George's 24-hour journey, the momentary lovers undergo changes of their own. Preceded by two episodes of Bucky.

Admission + Ticketing

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

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Image: Demy, Model Shop, 1969; courtesy Columbia Pictures/Photofest; © Warner Bros.