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A CENTURY OF WOMEN FILMMAKERS
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As poet Adrienne Rich memorably wrote of women, “our crime only to cast too bold a shadow.” Throughout film history, women have faced a system hesitant to put them in the director’s seat. This series celebrates 13 women whose films have cast bold shadows over a range of genres in the past 100 years. Weekends March - May at the Trylon.

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

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Fri May 26 7:00 9:15
Sat May 27 7:00 9:15
Sun May 28 5:00 7:15

(1991, DCP, 112m) dir Julie Dash w/Cora Lee Day, Alva Rogers, Barbarou. Touted by Beyoncé and director Ava Duvernay, Dash’s film has rightly found itself back in the spotlight. Set in 1902, Daughters of the Dust is a meditative look at a group of black Sea Islands women and their Gullah culture.

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POINT BREAK

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Fri Mar 10 7:00 9:30
Sat Mar 11 7:00 9:30
Sun Mar 12 5:30 8:00

(1991, DCP, 122m) dir Kathryn Bigelow w/Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty. Seventeen years before winning a Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, Bigelow reworked standard action tropes in this paean to big surf, babes, and bromance.


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THE HITCH-HIKER

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Fri Mar 17 7:00 8:30
Sat Mar 18 7:00 8:30
Sun Mar 19 5:30 7:00

(1953, DCP, 71m) dir Ida Lupino w/Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman. In Lupino’s taut little psychopath-on-the-run film noir, two hapless friends pick up an escaped killer who at gunpoint tries to suck them into his madness.


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DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN

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Fri Mar 24 7:00 9:15
Sat Mar 25 7:00 9:15
Sun Mar 26 5:30 7:45

(1985, 35mm, 104m) dir Susan Seidelman w/Rosanna Arquette, Madonna, Aidan Quinn. Roberta (Arquette) is a bored housewife looking for some excitement. Through the personal ads she finds Susan (Madonna), who gives her just the jolt that she has been looking for.


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MEEK’S CUTOFF

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Fri Mar 31 7:00 9:15
Sat Apr 01 7:00 9:15
Sun Apr 02 5:45 8:00

(2010, 35mm, 104m) dir Kelly Reichardt w/Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood. A wagon train led by an erratic guide gets lost while crossing the Cascade Mountains en route to Oregon. This dissonant western showcases Reichardt’s knack for capturing intimate dialogue and remorseless landscapes.


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AMERICAN PSYCHO

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Fri Apr 07 7:00 9:15
Sat Apr 08 7:00 9:15
Sun Apr 09 5:15 7:30

(2000, DCP, 102m) dir Mary Harron w/Christian Bale, Justin Theroux. Patrick Bateman (Bale) is a psychopathic Wall Street yuppie who finds solace in murder and the 1980s pop sensation New Order. Harron’s satire savages the presentation of sexual violence in film.


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BEAU TRAVAIL

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Fri Apr 14 7:00 9:00
Sat Apr 15 7:00 9:00
Sun Apr 16 6:00 8:00

(1999, 35mm, 92m, French with English subtitles) dir Claire Denis w/Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin. In this loose retelling of Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Galoup (Lavant) gazes on while putting his foreign legionnaires through their paces (and maybe committing murder?) in Djibouti. This rare 35mm print is screened courtesy of The Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


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LOSING GROUND

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Fri Apr 21 7:00 9:00
Sat Apr 22 7:00 9:00
Sun Apr 23 5:15 7:15

(1982, DCP, 86m) dir Kathleen Collins w/Billie Allen, Gary Bolling, Clarence Branch, Jr. Forgotten soon after its release, Collins’s film has since gained acclaim as a classic of independent cinema. Her early death made this just one of two films she directed.


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FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

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Fri Apr 28 7:00 9:00
Sat Apr 29 7:00 9:00
Sun Apr 30 5:00 7:00

(1982, DCP, 90m) dir Amy Heckerling w/Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold. Fast Times follows a group of high schoolers as they navigate classes, dead-end jobs, and romance. Though Cameron Crowe’s script is often remembered for its loveable banter, it also marked Heckerling’s confident directorial debut.


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SWEETIE

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Fri May 05 7:00 9:00
Sat May 06 7:00 9:00
Sun May 07 5:00 7:00

(1989, DCP, 97m) dir Jane Campion w/Genèvieve Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos. Campion’s work is essential to any series featuring women filmmakers. Her adept pacing and original vision create a distinct filmic world. Nightmarish, idiosyncratic, and funny, Sweetie is her masterwork.


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WAYNE’S WORLD

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Fri May 12 7:00 9:00
Sat May 13 7:00 9:00
Sun May 14 5:00 7:00

(1992, DCP, 94m) dir Penelope Spheeris w/Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere. Spheeris’s editing and timing elevate a series of juvenile SNL sketches into one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth.


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SHOES

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Fri May 19 8:00
Sat May 20 8:00
Sun May 21 5:00 7:00

(1916, DCP, 60m, silent with intertitles) dir Lois Weber w/Mary MacLaren, Harry Griffeth, William V. Mong. Unfairly overlooked, Weber was a pioneer of early cinema. Shoes concerns the tragedy of a poverty-stricken girl fighting to feed her family in pre-woman’s suffrage America. Don’t miss this beautiful new restoration of Weber’s landmark masterpiece. With live musical accompaniment by Dreamland Faces. $12
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