@ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Darkest Americana & Elsewhere II
James Benning: Landscape Suicide
presented in association with the Film Studies Program at the University of San Francisco and the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program
[members: $6 / non-members: $10] Order advance tickets here.
A bleak companion to American Dreams, Landscape Suicide finds parallels of isolation between infamous mass murderer Ed Gein’s life in 1950s Wisconsin and that of teenager Bernadette Protti, convicted of killing a classmate in mid-’80s Orinda, California, as reconstructed from the substantive details of each “true crime” case. (STEVE POLTA & JONATHAN MARLOW)
James Benning: Landscape Suicide (1986), 95 min.
For series overview see Program One.