THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (France, 1928)
Sunday, July 12
6:15pm THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
Directed by Jean Epstein (France, 1928)
Cast: Jean Debucourt, Marguerite Gance, Charles Lamy
Luis Bunuel, fresh from his collaboration with Salvador Dali on UN CHIEN ANDELOU, served as French surrealist Jean Epstein's assistant on this haunted adaptation of the famous Poe story.
The tale of the psychologically deranged Roderick Usher (Jean Debucourt) and his unsettlingly compliant wife Madeleine (Marguerite Gance, wife of director Abel) is a triumph of atmosphere and dread. Exquisitely beautiful, the viewer is embraced with the logic of a nightmare.
Presented with French intertitles accompanied by a live English translation by Steven Jenkins, San Francisco Film Society
Preceded by short GETTING EVEN (D.W. Griffith with Mary Pickford, 1909)
LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT BYSTEPHEN HORNE
35mm print from Cinematheque Francaise. Feature runs approximately 60 minutes.
Generous Assistance provided by Consulate General of France, SF
Co-Presented by The San Francisco Film Society
General $14/Member $12
The Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
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