When a starving woman and her daughter discover his forest refuge, loneliness compels him to overcome his suspicions and strike a bargain with them. But as desire grows stronger than necessity, the exchange becomes an uneasy arrangement that threatens not only his carefully constructed world, but his life. Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival. (2015, 104 min, digital)
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.
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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.
Lead Image: Helen Sloan