Please help me I am drownding: San Francisco’s Dark Decade
dir. Paul Schrader
This paranoid satire of radical chic and the aftermath of the 60s stars Natasha Richardson as the notorious Hearst Corp. heiress.

Kidnapped by the extreme left-wing Symbionese Liberation Army, Hearst’s path from UC-Berkeley rich kid to armed revolutionary electrified the nation. Not popular upon its original release, the film has become strangely relevant to the present day. Don’t miss this rare screening of a stylish, unjustly neglected work from Paul Schrader, the screenwriter of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. (1988, 108 min, 35mm).

Preceded by vintage reports on the “Zebra murders,” racially-motivated killings which terrified SF from late 1973 to early 1974.

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Credits

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.

Additional funding for YBCA programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Paul Schrader, Patty Hearst (1988); Courtesy Park Circus.

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