The Green Fog 

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Bing Concert Hall
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Please Note: Due to a family medical emergency, guest artist Tanya Tagaq is unable to travel and will not be able to perform in one of the planned works. See below for the revised program.


 

"...a marvel of film scholarship that looks backward and forward."
—New York Times

How do you pay tribute to San Francisco if you've never been to California? As they set to task on this commission by the San Francisco Film Society, Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin and his team—codirectors Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson—realized that there would be no better cinematic tribute than a recreation of the Hitchcock classic Vertigo.

More of an homage than a remake, The Green Fog stitches together over 200 snippets of movies and TV filmed in San Francisco—from '50s film noir to Mrs. Doubtfire—to create a parallael-universe version of Hitchcock's thriller. The resulting collage has little dialogue, letting the Jacob Garchik-penned score, performed live by the Kronos Quartet, amplify and intensify the action.

The program will include a composition by throat singer Tanya Tagaq, whose 2015 piece Sivunittinni was written for the Kronos as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an initiative by the Kronos Quartet to commission new works for string quartet and distribute them online for free.


PRESHOW TALK with filmmaker Guy Maddin at 6:45 p.m. on the Bing stage

Acknowledgements

Stanford Live is proud to be both a commissioner of The Green Fog and a commissioning partner in Fifty for the Future.The Green Fog was commissioned by SFFILM and Stanford Live with support from Nion McEvoy.

This program is generously supported by Margaret Dorfman and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Program

  • John Oswald: Spectre

  • Nicole Lizée: Another Living Soul

    Composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

  • Nicole Lizée: Death to Kosmische

  • Tanya Tagaq (arr. Jacob Garchik): Sivunittinni

    Composed for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire

  • The Green Fog

    A film by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson
    Original score by Jacob Garchik, performed by Kronos Quartet

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Call Box Office: 650.724.2464
WHEN:
VENUE:
Bing Concert Hall
Configuration: End Stage

Please Note: Due to a family medical emergency, guest artist Tanya Tagaq is unable to travel and will not be able to perform in one of the planned works. See below for the revised program.