- Thursday, August 23, 2012
Part of Cindy Sherman Selects.
Date + TimeThursday, August 23, 2012
LocationPhyllis 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).Buy tickets
Image: John Cassavetes, Shadows (still), 1959; courtesy Lion International/Photofest; © Lion International
Print courtesy of UCLA Film & Television Archive.