By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 20, 2012 at 2:20PM
SONOMA, Sky-David, formerly known as Dennis Pies (1977, 35mm, color, 7 min.)
BACKGROUND, Carmen D’Avino (1973, 35mm, color, 20 min.) Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Linwood Dunn Theater, 2 p.m.
DOC PROGRAM #1 The afternoon’s first program illustrates the diverse topics of the documentaries covered by the initiative, with a short about the spiritual aspects of Hatha yoga, and the Maysles brothers’ portrait of movie distributor Joseph E. Levine.
NAKED YOGA, Paul Cordsen (1974, 35mm, color, 25 min.) Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject
SHOWMAN, Albert Maysles and David Maysles (1963, 35mm, black-and-white, 52 min.)
Linwood Dunn Theater, 4 p.m.
DOC PROGRAM #2 The afternoon’s second documentary program features two titles that use a semi-documentary approach to convey stories of World War II rumor-mongering and the cultural conflict faced by a young Navajo boy.
MR. BLABBERMOUTH!, Basil Wrangell (1942, 35mm, black-and-white, 19 min.) Academy Award nominee: Documentary Short Subject
NAVAJO, Norman Foster (1952, 35mm, black-and-white, 70 min.) Academy Award nominee: Documentary Feature; Black-and-White Cinematography
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Linwood Dunn Theater, 7:30 p.m.
SPIDER BABY (1968, 35mm, black-and-white, 81 min.) World premiere of the Academy Film Archive’s new restoration from the original negative, with special guest writer-director Jack Hill.
Filmed in 1964 but not released theatrically until 1968, this cult classic marked the solo directorial debut of Hill. The eerie story follows three siblings suffering from a rare genetic disorder that causes them to regress to a primal state of being and act out with savage, incestuous and animalistic behavior.
Linwood Dunn Theater, 9:30 p.m.
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962, 35mm, black-and-white, 78 min.) World premiere of the Academy Film Archive’s new restoration from the original negative.
Director Herk Harvey’s only feature film was made on a tiny budget with a crew largely composed of industrial filmmakers from Lawrence, Kansas. Filled with evocative images, the film tells the story of a young woman who seemingly survives a car crash but is haunted by a ghostly figure that is somehow connected to an abandoned carnival pavilion.