Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

See How High She Flies 

Wednesday, May 21 2008
Day of Wrath's director, we're told, "never loses sight of the eroticism inherent in the concept of witchcraft." So be forewarned: "Witchcraft Weekend" features films made by men with boners for spooky chicks. It's not, as you may have imagined from the title, a celebration of wise women often mischaracterized as evil, often unfairly persecuted (aka murdered), and who leave us a rich culture and philosophy. So no fabulous crones, we're guessing. Too bad. But what's wrong with old-fashioned sexy witches? One of the films is a 1968 feature called Witchcraft Through the Ages, narrated by William Burroughs, so you know it's good and trippy. The curators also include the ultimate mixed-message witch tale: Disney's Snow White. The evil queen is so hot! Raise your hands — how many of you wanted to be the queen instead of smarmy goody two-shoes Snow White when you first saw it? That's what we thought.
May 23-25, 7:30 p.m., 2008

About The Author

Hiya Swanhuyser


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"