Film Series

A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era, 1967—1980

 
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May 2—May 20, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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From Bonnie and Clyde to Heaven's Gate, the brief window of American director-driven cinema that flourished in the late 1960s through the 1970s has been framed as a triumph of a handful of male movie brat auteurs. But the true revolutionaries of the moment were the trailblazing women filmmakers who defied historic inequity to bring their stories to the screen. Emerging from the feminist and civil rights movements of the 1960s, this generation of women artists—working both inside and outside the Hollywood system—created a striking, brash, and empathetic counter-cinema that exists as a direct challenge to their male counterparts.


 
PAST EVENTS
Its My Turn
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It's My Turn + Joyce at 34
 

Girlfriends director Claudia Weill explores the dilemma of “having it all.”

Wed, May 2, 2018
 
 
four women
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Early Shorts Program
 

Early works by Kathryn Bigelow, Julie Dash, Penelope Spheeris, and other major directors.

Thu, May 3, 2018
 
 
New Leaf
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A New Leaf + W.O.W. (Women of the World)
 

Elaine May’s black comedy masterpiece and an animated feminist fantasia by Faith Hubley.

May 4—May 5, 2018
 
 
Janies Janie
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Growing Up Female + Janie's Janie + Betty Tells Her Story
 

Landmarks of feminist cinema exploring the experiences of women in patriarchal society.

Sat, May 5, 2018
 
 
Portrait Of Jason
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Portrait of Jason + Syvilla: They Dance to Her Drum
 

Unforgettable portraits of two singular black artists and personalities.

Sat, May 5, 2018
 
 
A Women Who
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Film About a Woman Who...
 

Yvonne Rainer’s radical fusion of melodrama, performance art, and radical feminism.

Sat, May 5, 2018
 
 
Hester Street
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Hester Street + The Frontier Experience
 

Joan Micklin Silver and Barbara Loden explore the experiences of women immigrants.

Sun, May 6, 2018
 
 
Three Lives
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Three Lives + All Women Are Equal
 

Women speak for themselves in these vital historical documents.

Tue, May 8, 2018
 
 
soft fiction
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Soft Fiction + Free, White and 21
 

Women voice their thoughts on racism, trauma, sexuality, and desire.

Wed, May 9, 2018
 
 
She Had Her Gun
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Downtown NYC Program
 

Lydia Lunch and other downtown icons in lo-fi provocations from No Wave New York.

Fri, May 11, 2018
 
 
bury me angel
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Bury Me An Angel
 

A vengeance-seeking hellcat hits the road in the first female-directed biker film.

Sat, May 12, 2018
 
 
Terminal Island
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Terminal Island
 

The female convicts of a prison island rise up in revolt against their male oppressors.

Sat, May 12, 2018
 
 
Student Nurses
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The Student Nurses
 

A subversive exploitation swirl of leftist politics, revolutionaries, softcore, and LSD.

Sat, May 12, 2018
 
 
Chilly scenes Of Winter
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Chilly Scenes of Winter
 

Joan Micklin Silver rewrites the romantic comedy as a romantic horror movie.

Sun, May 13, 2018
 
 
Mikey And Nicky
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Mikey and Nicky
 

John Cassavetes and Peter Falk are electric in Elaine May’s dark buddy thriller.

Sun, May 13, 2018
 
 
A Dream is what you wake up from
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A Dream is What You Wake Up From + Your Children Come Back...
 

Two stylistically striking portraits of black family life and struggle in 1970s America.

Tue, May 15, 2018
CURATOR'S CHOICE
 
 
La chambre
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Hotel Monterey + La chambre
 

Ghostly structuralist experiments from groundbreaking director Chantal Akerman.

Wed, May 16, 2018
 
 
Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy
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The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy + Killing Time + Fannie’s Film
 

Innovative works by pioneering black female filmmakers Kathleen Collins and Fronza Woods.

Thu, May 17, 2018
 
 
First Love
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First Love
 

A bittersweet romantic drama that addresses the female gaze.

Thu, May 17, 2018
 
 
News from home
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News From Home
 

Chantal Akerman’s poignant reflection on distance and dislocation.

Fri, May 18, 2018
 
 
Harlan county
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Harlan County USA + I Am Somebody
 

Extraordinary moments of female-led labor action.

Sat, May 19, 2018
 
 
Chicana
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From Spikes to Spindles + Chicana
 

Revelatory histories of Chinese-American and Chicana identity.

Sat, May 19, 2018
 
 
Attica
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Attica
 

A stunning, eye-opening look at the dark heart of America’s prison-industrial complex.

Sun, May 20, 2018
 
 
Girl Friends Again
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Girlfriends
 

Claudia Weill’s wonderfully frank and funny study of female friendship in 1970s New York.

Sun, May 20, 2018