Monday, January 27, 2014

Two Eyes: Terri Saul

In the San Francisco Bay Area, moviegoing is not just for the newest releases. In 2013 there were more theatrical opportunities to see films spanning the history of cinema than any one person could take advantage of. Therefore, I've asked a sampling of local moviegoers to select a few favorites seen in cinemas last year. An index of participants is found here.  


The following list comes from cinephile Terri Saul, a writer and visual artist.

For my year in repertory and revival film I've chosen a set of ten mostly-underground films from 1953-2010 about people who are not what they seem, in kaleidoscopic places, during times of recovery or transition. These secondary, shape-shifting anti-heroes are threatened, drifting, compelled to be another, or elsewhere, or not human at all.

A story has been written. It has its own rules. But the role-players don't stick to the script. They disrupt, disturb, disrobe, and disorient the audience, and perhaps even the filmmaker.

1) She And He (1963) Japan
dir. Susumu Hani
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Feb 09 2013 8pm

2) The Inferno Of First Love (1968) Japan
dir. Susumu Hani
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Feb 10 2013 5pm

3) ...And God Created Woman (1956) France
dir. Roger Vadim
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Mar 02 2013 6:30pm

4) The Bomber Pilot (1970) West Germany
dir. Werner Schroeter
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Mar 2 2013 8:30pm

5) Violent Summer (1959) Italy, France
dir. Valerio Zurlini
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Mar 9 2013 6:30pm

6) Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) France, Germany, Spain, Thailand, UK
dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Mar 19 2013 7pm

7) ¡Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall! (1953) Spain
dir. Luis García Berlanga
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Mar 29 2013 7pm

8) ¡Vivan Los Novios! (1970) Spain
dir. Luis García Berlanga
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Apr 12 2013 7pm

9) Z (1969) France, Algeria
dir. Costa-Gavras
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: Apr 12 2013 8:40pm

10) Kuroneko (1968) Japan
dir. Kaneto Shindo
Where: PFA in Berkeley
When: July 6 2013 8:30pm

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