Start the Halloween weekend early with this bewitching double feature of rarely screened 1970s horror classics. In Season of the Witch Romero brings us the engrossing tale of a suburban housewife who seeks escape from her banal life through a foray into the world of witchcraft. Argento's stunningly cinematic Suspiria, one of the last films shot in Technicolor, follows an American ballet student studying abroad who uncovers her academy's dark secret. There will be a 10 minute intermission between screenings.
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Introduced by Gina Basso, public programs associate, SFMOMA
Season of the Witch, George Romero, 1973, 85 min., 35mm
Suspiria, Dario Argento, 1977, 92 min., 35mm
Image: Dario Argento, Suspiria (still), 1977; courtesy International Classics Inc./Photofest; © International Classics Inc.
Season of the Witch screens with permission of Films Around the World, Inc., New York City; print courtesy of Harry Guerro. Suspiria screens with permission of Criterior Pictures, USA; print courtesy of National Media Museum, U.K.