Film Series

Modern Cinema: Sparks on Celluloid

Haynes + Vachon

October 12–29, 2017
Phyllis Wattis Theater
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Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon have been working together since Poison, her first feature as producer and his first as director. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991 as well as a Teddy, the official queer award of the Berlin Film Festival. Dennis Lim has cited the film in The New York Times as “the inciting spark” for what came to be known as the New Queer Cinema. Vachon and Haynes’s partnership has continued and flourished through theatrical and television features as well as music videos and documentary work, including their latest, Wonderstruck, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Explore the full range of their fruitful collaboration and the gems that inspired this landmark team.

Modern Cinema, co-presented by SFMOMA and SFFILM, is an ongoing film series exploring the dynamic forces interacting between cinema’s past and present.

Modern Cinema’s Founding Supporters are Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein. Support is provided by Nion T. McEvoy and the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund. This season of Modern Cinema is generously supported by James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen.

Events in this Series

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Safe

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
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Shorts by Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6 p.m.
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 9 p.m.
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Oliver!

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1 p.m.
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The Hours and Times

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
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Parting Glances

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
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Sweetie

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7 p.m.
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Mildred Pierce

Friday, October 20, 2017, 11 a.m.
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 p.m.
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Far from Heaven

Friday, October 20, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
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I’m Not There

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8 p.m.
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Cabaret

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 2 p.m.
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Boys Don’t Cry

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 5 p.m.
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All that Heaven Allows

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1 p.m.
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Wonderstruck

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
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Heavenly Creatures

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7 p.m.
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All the President’s Men

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6 p.m.
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Alice’s Restaurant

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 9 p.m.
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The Wrong Man

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6 p.m.
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Strangers on a Train

Friday, October 27, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
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2001: A Space Odyssey

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
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Carol

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 5 p.m.
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Lola

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 8 p.m.
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The Go-Between

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2 p.m.
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The Night of the Hunter

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5 p.m.

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