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Darkest Americana & Elsewhere: Films, Video & Words of James Benning Program Two 02/26/10 sfc_event_image2
Wednesday, December 31, 1969

@ 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.