Saturday, September 23, 2006

Charming Augustine in 3D

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Based on a nineteenth century case study of a young woman who was admitted to La Salpêtrière insane asylum at age fifteen, Charming Augustine reimagines her psychosis and explores connections between attempts to document mental states and the prehistory of narrative film. Beloff’s remarkable 3-D film of love and madness reveals Augustine, who became the star, the “Sarah Bernhardt” of the asylum. For full descriptions and other 3-D screenings by Beloff and others, see www.madcatfilmfestival.org