Film Screening

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Part of Cindy Sherman Selects


Date + Time

Thursday, August 23, 2012
7:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


John Cassavetes, 1959, 81 min., 35mm

Part documentary, part fiction, Shadows explores race relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City. A model of independent film, it was shot with a 16mm handheld camera on the streets of New York, much of the dialogue was improvised, and the cast and crew were made up almost entirely of volunteers. A jazz-infused soundtrack complements the subject matter and the era in which the film was born.

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: John Cassavetes, Shadows (still), 1959; courtesy Lion International/Photofest; © Lion International

Print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive.