Film Series

June 07 - June 28, 2012
Films of Many Parts Films of Many Parts

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Organized around the SFMOMA-commissioned film Futurist Life Redux, this series showcases films built of many parts, known as portmanteau, anthology, or package films. Helmed by several directors, each section of a portmanteau film follows a central theme, narrative strand, or framing device. Join us on Thursdays in June for a rich selection of films that explore the concept of time, Leonard Cohen, Futurism, and the supernatural.

Past

Ten Minutes Older: The Cello
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Ten Minutes Older, Herz Frank, 1978, 10 min., video
Ten Minutes Older: The Cello, Bernardo Bertolucci, Claire Denis, Mike Figgis, Jean-Luc Godard, Jirí Menzel, Michael Radford, Volker Schlöndorff, and István Szabó, 2002, 95 min., video

In 1978 Herz Frank released the now-classic film Ten Minutes Older, which consists of a single shot of a child watching a puppet show. In a short time, viewers witness a dramatic…

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Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
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Ten Minutes Older, Herz Frank, 1978, 10 min., video
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet, Víctor Erice, Werner Herzog, Jim Jarmusch, Kaige Chen, Aki Kaurismäki, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, 2002, 92 min., video

In 1978 Herz Frank released the now-classic film Ten Minutes Older, which consists of a single shot of a child watching a puppet show. In a short time, viewers witness a dramatic…

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Futurist Life Redux and New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Futurist Life Redux and New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Futurist Life Redux, Trisha Baga, chameckilerner, Martha Colburn, Ben Coonley, George Kuchar, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shana Moulton, Shannon Plumb, Aida Ruilova, Matthew Silver and Shoval Zohar, and Michael Smith, 2009, 46 min., video

New Skin for the Old Ceremony, Theo Angell, Peter Coffin, Weston Currie, Alex Da Corte, Brent Green, Christian Holstad, Sylvan and Lily Lanken, Lucky Dragons, Brett Milspaw, Kelly Sears, and Tina Tyrell, 2011, 35 min., video

Created in 1916 and later lost, Vita Futurista was the only official futurist film ever made. In 2009 Performa, along with SFMOMA and Portland Green Cultural Projects, commissioned…

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 Spirits of the Dead
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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…

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Image: Tina Tyrell, New Skin For the Old Ceremony (still), 2010; courtesy Darin Klein

Supported by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.