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Joel Shepard brings a weekend of witchcraft to SF
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In a manner that magnifies the resonance of Day of Wrath's austere use of black and white, Shepard brings in a pair of contrasting Technicolor sights: the Queen or Witch (spine-chillingly vocalized by Lucille La Verne) from 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the scorpio-rising bikini sacrifices of William O. Brown's 1969 cult obscurity The Witchmaker. The program's series of spells begins with the wicked Witchcraft Through the Ages, a 1968 abbreviated revision of Benjamin Christensen's energetically episodic 1922 silent work Häxan, featuring a frenetic and playful jazz score by Jean-Luc Ponty and mordantly misogynist narration by William S. Burroughs. *

WITCHCRAFT WEEKEND

Thurs/23–Sun/25

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room

701 Mission, SF

(415) 978-2787

www.ybca.org

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