Oddball Films presents Bad Behavior, a program exploring teen traumas, cultural conflict and youthful rebellion. Whether in a French Boarding school in 1933 or on the streets of the San Francisco’s Mission district in 1971 disaffected youth have many ways to express their frustration. The program features the legendary Jean Vigo film Zero for Conduct (1933). One of the most poetic films ever made and one of the most influential, Vigo based his first fictional film on his own miserable experiences in a French boarding school, and the result is one of the greatest films about youth ever made. Its influence is felt in other filmic tales of disaffected youth, from Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (1959) to Alan Parker’s Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982), and Lindsay Anderson’s If… (1968). Also screening will be the noirish story of a tough teenage boy Boy With a Knife (1956) starring B-movie legend Richard Widmark and Chuck Connors and The Bully (1951), a classic mental hygiene film featuring Chick Allen-school bully! Plus! Clips from the rare, shot-in San Francisco film Latino: A Cultural Conflict (1971) charting the path of a Salvadorian delinquent in SF’s Mission district. With priceless shots of the Mission.
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8:00PM
Admission: $10.00 Limited Seating RSVP to programming (at) oddballfilm.com