Posts Tagged “Luis Buñuel”

Image + Text: Monica de la Torre and Abigail Child Collaborate

12.17.2013  |  By
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Mónica de la Torre: To and No Fro is based on Luis Buñuel’s melodrama A Woman Without Love (1952), which is deemed his worst film, but is a wonderfully highbrow telenovela of sorts based on Guy de Maupassant’s novella Pierre et Jean. Its claustrophobic set designs are by the Mexican-Hungarian painter Gunther Gerzso, and the film’s c... More

Art & Cinema 2

04.17.2010  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

This is Pt. 2 of a 2-part article on Frank Stauffacher and his Art and Cinema series which ran at SFMOMA from 1946 to 1954.  Pt. 1 can be seen here.

Sitting on as many folding metal chairs as could be crammed into the 4th floor make-shift auditorium — I’ve seen counts ranging from four to six hundred — the usually rapt audience ... More

Art & Cinema 1

04.16.2010  |  By
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The series of film programs occasioned by SFMOMA’s 75th anniversary, 75 Years in the Dark, got me thinking about the history of film at our museum, and led me to read Scott MacDonald’s book Art in Cinema: Documents Toward a History of the Film Society, which details the nine-year-long program that was, without doubt, the brightest cons... More

A Dangerous Spectre Lurks Amongst Us: Paul Clipson presents Subversive Documentaries

08.28.2009  |  By
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[This Sept 1 is Free Tuesday (first Tues of the month = FREE) & for the special noontime program, experimental filmmaker (and SFMOMA’s own head projectionist) Paul Clipson screens high-art takes on low subjects.]

Have SFMOMA’s gatekeepers taken leave of their senses? Inviting subversion into any institution portends a slippery slop... More