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Wanda + Barbara Loden Shorts

 
 
Nov 23—Nov 25, 2018
 
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Wanda

With Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes
1970, 102min, DCP

 

The sole feature from writer-director-actor Barbara Loden is a bolt-from-the-blue milestone of American independent cinema, a bracingly raw, unvarnished portrait of a woman caught between freedom and the crushing weight of societal constraints. In a fearlessly personal performance, Loden plays Wanda Goronski, a working-class wife and mother who, after leaving her family, finds herself adrift in a dead-end world of desperate choices and callous men—and tumbling further into outsiderhood when she becomes involved with a bank robber on the run from the law.

 
The Frontier Expierence

1975, 25min, 16mm

 

Loden evokes the hardscrabble existence of a scrappy pioneer woman living on the Kansas prairie in this short scripted by Joan Micklin Silver.

Print courtesy of the Chicago Film Archive

 
 
 
The Boy Who Liked Deer

1975, 18min, 16mm

 

A young boy’s penchant for vandalism leads to unexpected and tragic consequences.

 
 
 
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