Dario Argento’s Three Mothers Trilogy
Thu, Oct 1: 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm: Suspiria
Sat, Oct 3: 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm: Inferno
Sun, Oct 4: 2:00 pm: The Mother of Tears
Dario Argento’s Three Mother’s Trilogy
Oct 1, 3 & 4
Dario Argento is one of Italy's most stylish and creative genre artists, the very definition of a “cult” filmmaker. His work is notable for its sophisticated cinematography; over-saturated color; cranked up musical scores; and meticulous murder set pieces. We present the maestro’s acclaimed horror trilogy, spanning thirty years of filmmaking.
Thu, Oct 1: 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Considered one of the great horror films, Suspiria tells the tale of Suzy, a young American ballet student who travels to Italy to attend a prestigious dance academy, only to arrive at an institution terrorized by gruesome murders. After putting together clues, Suzy uncovers a coven of witches who use the reanimated corpse of her friend in an attempt to murder her… And don’t forget the soundtrack – all hail GOBLIN! (1977, 98 min, 35mm). Rare imported Technicolor print
Sat, Oct 3, 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Arguably Argento’s masterpiece, in Inferno a young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of "The Three Mothers" and unleashes a nightmare world of demonic evil. As the unstoppable horror spreads from Rome to New York City, this unholy trinity must be stopped before the world is submerged in the blood of the innocent. Features a pulse-pounding original score by Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. (1980, 107 min, 35mm) New 35mm print
The Mother of Tears
Sun, Oct 4: 2:00 pm
The bizarre finale to the trilogy. In the heart of modern Rome, an urn is found and brought to a young archeologist, Sarah Mandy. But what Sarah doesn’t know is that the urn belongs to the world’s most powerful witch, the Mother of Tears. She unwittingly unleashes a demonic power intent on destroying the city and everything in its path. Starring Asia Argento and Udo Kier. (2007, 98 min, 35mm)
Films by Dario Argento
Dario Argento’s Three Mother’s Trilogy – 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – YBCA Screening Room
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Added by ybcapr on September 10, 2009