Friday, October 21, 2016

'Ugetsu' Highlight of SFMOMA's 'Modern Cinema' Weekend

This is the final weekend of the San Francisco Film Society and SFMOMA's inaugural month of their "Modern Cinema" series, and ghosts are the theme of the selections.

On tap tonight is "Pitfall" from Japan and the American "Carnival of Souls," both in black and white.

My top choice for this weekend is the exhilerating Kenji Mizoguchi classic "Ugetsu," which I've seen only once is on many all-time greatest movies lists.

Don't miss the rare opportunity to see it on the big screen at the Phyllis Wattis Theater. "Ugetsu" screens on Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Also earlier tomorrow is Peter Wier's "Picnic at Hanging Rock" from Australia and the Maysles Brothers' landmark doc "Grey Gardens" from its own special weird place in the universe.

Closing out the weekend is Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" from Thailand's contemporary master auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul. It screens on Sunday afternoon.

Brush up on your classic cinema and catch one these films!

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