Film Screening

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Spirits of the Dead

Part of Films of Many Parts

 Spirits of the Dead

Date + Time

Thursday, June 28, 2012
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, and Roger Vadim, 1968, 121 min., 35mm and video
In English, French, and Italian with English subtitles.

Spirits of the Dead is based on three supernatural short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, each interpreted by a major director. In Vadim's Metzengerstein, a medieval countess (Jane Fonda) lusts after her cousin (Peter Fonda). In Fellini's Toby Dammit, a drunken and disheveled movie star (Terrence Stamp) runs into trouble in Rome. Malle's William Wilson features Alain Delon as an S&M-practicing Austrian student, with Brigitte Bardot among his victims. Toby Dammit was restored by CS-Cineteca Nazionale with supervision of Giuseppe Rotunno.

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).

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Image: Federico Fellini, Spirits of the Dead (still), 1968; courtesy PhotoFest