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Paul Clipson Presents Subversive Documentaries


Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Las Hurdes (aka The Land Without Bread)

Luis Buñuel, 1933, 30 min., 16mm, b/w

Hotel des Invalides
Georges Franju, 1952, 22 min., 35mm, b/w

Le chant du Styrène
Alain Resnais, 1958, 19 min., 35mm, color, cinemascope

In this program of film shorts, experimental filmmaker (and SFMOMA’s own head projectionist) Clipson screens high-art takes on low subjects. Luis Buñuel cast a surreal eye on rural poverty in Spain, Alain Resnais documents the lyricism of plastic, and Georges Franju upends nationalism and military glory. The museum would like to thank the Consulate General of France in San Francisco for its assistance and support of this program.


Museum and program admission are free. Please note: this program is rescheduled from an original August date.

  1. ziannazzi on August 27th, 2009

    thanks! It would have been a bummer to have missed this