James Whale, PHOTOFEST

SFMOMA Screens Scary Movies: Haunted! Gothic Tales By Women

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announces the ninth season of Modern Cinema featuring Haunted! Gothic Tales by Women, a film series exploring the dynamic interactions between cinema’s past and present. This summer’s Modern Cinema presentation will feature films inspired by gothic tales written by women and spans 80 years of filmmaking.

From July 17 to August 31, moviegoers can indulge their dark side in SFMOMA’s Phyllis Wattis Theater while taking advantage of the museum’s extended summer hours every Thursday and Saturday evening until 9 p.m. SFMOMA will collaborate with the San Francisco Public Library on special features and speakers connecting the films and local authors.

“The gothic tale has been associated with women writers since the dawn of the genre as a creative way to explore and provide perspective and agency around social themes,” said Gina Basso, SFMOMA manager of film programs. “Since so many of these films begin with literary sources, what a perfect opportunity to partner with the San Francisco Public Library.”