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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Thursday,
Jan 19
Film
 
Saturday,
Jan 21
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Sunday,
Jan 22
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Thursday,
Jan 26
Film
 
Homo Sapiens
7:30PM
Saturday,
Jan 28
Film
 
Safe
7PM
Sunday,
Jan 29
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Safe
2PM
Thursday,
Feb 02
Film
 
Saturday,
Feb 04
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Sunday,
Feb 05
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Thursday,
Feb 16
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Saturday,
Feb 18
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Behemoth
7PM
Sunday,
Feb 19
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Behemoth
2PM
Thursday,
Feb 23
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Saturday,
Feb 25
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Sunday,
Feb 26
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Sunrise
2PM