How is it I was not the first to know of this but heard about it from Chad last night while we were talking before the Bronfman concert?
Next month Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is having a perverse, anti-holiday, horror film festival called Go to Hell for the Holidays: Horror in December "for holiday haters, adventurous cinephiles and degenerate thrill-seekers alike." The films screen Dec 2 - 18. Every one of the programs are worth seeing for enthusiasts of the genre and I regret I'll miss the first three because I'll be seeing Lohengrin in LA. But I'll catch the rest and I am especially looking forward to seeing "The Life and Death of a Porno Gang," a notorious film frequently compared to "A Serbian Film" as an example of the extreme, transgressive cinema coming from that country.
Tickets are $8 a screening. Check out the YBCA site for dates, times, etc.
Worth noting: an irony probably found only in San Francisco- Go to Hell for the Holidays: Horror in December runs concurrently with the International Buddhist Film Festival Showcase at the same venue. Nicely done, people.
Updated 11/29 with the festival's correct name- thanks to the good people at YBCA.