The Green Fog
First show: January 05
SEE MADDIN’S WILD EXPERIMENTAL REMAKE OF HITCHCOCK’S VERTIGO -TRULY A LOCAL FILM EXPERIENCE!
Q&A WITH KRONOS QUARTET’S DAVID HARRINGTON ON 1/5!
Commissioned by SFFILM, THE GREEN FOG is a visual collage by cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin and co-directors Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, with an original score recorded by Kronos Quartet and composed by Jacob Garchik.
Maddin, set himself the challenge to remake VERTIGO without using footage from the Hitchcock classic, creating a “parallel-universe version,” in his words. Using Bay Area footage from a variety of sources—studio classics, ‘50s noir, experimental films, and ‘70s prime-time TV—and employing Maddin’s mastery of assemblage, the result exerts the inexorable pull of Hitchcock’s tale of erotic obsession while paying tribute to our fair city.
Composer Jacob Garchik fashions a score that converses with Maddin and Johnson’s irreverent and loving footage to create a distinctive musical extravaganza. San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet performs the musical work masterfully, combining with the film their iconic spirit of fearless exploration and re-imagining string quartet music.
Directed by Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson & Guy Maddin. 63 min. DCP. USA.