Perhaps one of the most unique and inspiring moments of this year’s SFiFF was the live performance of the internationally renowned, experimentally inclined musical group, Tindersticks at the legendary Castro Theatre.


There could not have been a more engaging setting than the art deco, historical theater, preserved with a gorgeous edge of artistic decay and the luscious, dreamy tunes could not have wrought a more thrilling harmony to the visceral and beautiful weirdness of Claire Denis‘ cinematic work.  And thus magic transpired last  Monday, when the Tindersticks gave a new soundtrack to clips of some of Denis’ most memorable films:  Nénette et BoniTrouble Every DayFriday NightThe Intruder35 Shots of Rum and White Material.

For those of you who were not able to attend the monumental event, I invite you to bask in the sights of the sounds–the gorgeous photographs that San Francisco-based artist, Ari Berger, snapped on behalf of Socially Superlative readers.  Enjoy!

- Ava Fedorov

Photographs by Ari Berger of Domoarifoto