Film Series

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Erased James Franco Erased James Franco

At multiple locations

In this special collaboration with the Castro Theatre, we present Erased James Franco, artist Carter's new video homage to Robert Rauschenberg's iconic Erased de Kooning Drawing, starring local favorite James Franco. Three films screened over the course of the day prepare you for the main event at 8:00 p.m. In a double-feature matinee at SFMOMA, watch Todd Haynes's Safe, the inspiration for some of the scenes in Erased James Franco, and episodes of the cult-favorite TV show Freaks and Geeks hand-picked and introduced by Franco, who starred in the series. In the evening, head to the Castro for John Frankenheimer's Seconds, which is also revisited in Carter's new film, followed by Erased James Franco and a discussion with both actor and filmmaker.

Tickets for each double feature are $10 general; $7 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Tickets for the SFMOMA screenings are sold out. Tickets for the Castro Theatre screenings are available at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street, San Francisco) or online.



Todd Haynes, 1995, 119 min., 35mm

Set in an affluent suburb in the San Fernando Valley in 1987, Safe tracks the physical and psychological breakdown of Carol White (Julianne Moore), a housewife suffering from…

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Freaks and Geeks

Episodes: "Tests and Breasts," "Noshing and Moshing," "Discos and Dragons"

Franco himself selects favorite episodes of the TV show Freaks and Geeks and introduces the screening.

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John Frankenheimer, 1966, 107 min., 35mm

Frankenheimer's riveting film unfolds as a disillusioned middle-aged business man is given the opportunity to be reborn as someone else through a mysterious organization known only…

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Erased James Franco
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Carter, 2008, 63 min., video transfer from 16mm

Riffing on Robert Rauschenberg's iconic Erased de Kooning Drawing (1958), multimedia artist Carter presents actor James Franco stripped of the sureties of his craft and transformed…

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Image: Carter, Erased James Franco, 2008; photo by Charles Duprat; courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York and Yvon Lambert, Paris