In addition to the illuminating collection of shorts from the dawn of cinema featuring women in front of the camera sparking rebellion and slapstick, Women’s March features a selection of groundbreaking, international women filmmakers that changed cinema forever.
CINEMA’S FIRST NASTY WOMEN: QUEENS OF DESTRUCTION
FRANCE, UK, USA | 1903 – 1919 | 85 MIN
March 2 / 7:00 PM | March 4 / 7:00 | Bourse
A treasured slate of transformative silent films led by women with a vested interest in the demolition of traditional cinema through outrageous, at times, narratives bursting with larger than life performances.
LANA WACHOWSKI, LILLY WACHOWSKI | USA, AUSTRALIA, GERMANY, JAPAN | 2008 | 135 MIN | PG
March 5 / 5:30 PM / Bourse | March 18 / 8:30 PM / Film Center
The Wachowski put their pedal to the metal in this visually maximalist, eye-popping reimagining of the beloved manga and anime series that leaves all live-action adaptations in the dust.
AGNÈS VARDA | FRANCE, SOVIET UNION, BELGUIM, VENEZUELA | 1977 | 120 MIN
March 10 / 7:00 PM / Bourse | March 18 / 6:00 PM / Film Center
As the women’s liberation movement grows in 1960s France, two very different women enter a friendship that evolves and is challenged by life’s woes at every turn in the magnificent Agnes Varda’s ode to female bonds.
LOVE & ANARCHY
LINA WERTMÜLLER | ITALY, FRANCE | 1973 | 120 MIN | R
March 11 / 7:00 PM / Bourse | March 25 / 5:00 PM / Film Center
Director Lina Wertmüller spotlights a man’s volatile relationship with fascism as he prepares to avenge a friend by assassinating Benito Mussolini, all with the help of a sex worker with similarly vengeful motivations.
KARYN KUSAMA | USA | 2009 | 102 MIN | R
March 15 / 7:00 PM | March 24 / 9:30 PM | Film Center
Karyn Kusama and Diablo Cody rain uproarious hell upon a small town when a band’s satanic ritual goes awry, creating an unstoppable demonic force in the guise of Megan Fox.
KADDU BEYKAT (LETTER FROM MY VILLAGE)
SAFI FAYE | SENEGAL | 1976 | 90 MIN
March 30 | 7:00 PM | Film Center
In this Berlinale prize winning feature, reality and fiction are intertwined as a young man journeys through oppressive class structures in order to wed the girl of his dreams.