Series

A Crack in the World: Cinema of Chaos and Transcendence

Jan 19 2017 — Feb 26 2017
Description

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.

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Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16-17 are made possible in part by:
The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16-17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Schedule
Thursday, January 19
Thursday, January 19
Film
Closed
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, January 21
Film
Closed
Sunday, January 22
Sunday, January 22
Film
Closed
Thursday, January 26
Thursday, January 26
Film
7:30PM
Closed
Saturday, January 28
Saturday, January 28
Film
7PM
Closed
Sunday, January 29
Sunday, January 29
Film
2PM
Closed
Thursday, February 02
Thursday, February 02
Film
Closed
Saturday, February 04
Saturday, February 04
Film
Closed
Sunday, February 05
Sunday, February 05
Film
Closed
Thursday, February 16
Thursday, February 16
Film
Closed
Saturday, February 18
Saturday, February 18
Film
7PM
Closed
Sunday, February 19
Sunday, February 19
Film
2PM
Closed
Thursday, February 23
Thursday, February 23
Film
Closed
Saturday, February 25
Saturday, February 25
Film
Closed
Sunday, February 26
Sunday, February 26
Film
2PM
Closed