January 28, 2017 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
Saturday, January 28, 7PM
Sunday, January 29, 2PM
Dir. Todd Haynes
The most disturbing movie of the last 20 years. – New York Times
Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a housewife who comes down with a debilitating illness. When doctors can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. (1995, 119 min, 35mm)
A Crack in the World: Cinema of Chaos and Transcendence
What happens when civilization falls apart? YBCA’s Film/Video curator Joel Shepard has put together eleven cinematic visions of what might happen when society breaks down. In films that span the last century, we survey the unraveling of the individual, to that of families and small groups, and finally the total collapse of the entire world. Pay close attention, however: far from wallowing in despair, this series is intended as a compassionate overview of the fragility of human existence, and the innate ability of the human spirit to cope even in the most dire and terrifying of circumstances.