President's Fine Arts Series: Film Series
- Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
- Visual Communication Building - view map
Reel Women Film Series, which will showcase a slate of thought-provoking, humorous, and inspirational films that both celebrate and cast light on the multiple facets of the female experience. Through a diverse array of classic, cult, and contemporary films, this series will engage the audience in stories about work and motherhood, girls who find they rock, the art of aging anything but "gracefully", and so much more! Screenings will be followed by a casual discussion. March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19, 26 in the VCB 182 (Corner of 11th and Grant) at 7 p.m.
April 26 | Variety
Bette Gordon 1983, 97 mins
Discussion led by Lucia Ricciardelli
Christine (Sandy McLeod) is a ticket-taker at a Manhattan porn cinema. Her ability to separate reel life from real life is seriously impaired in this slow, often silent, and ultimately enigmatic study of a lonely young woman who first despises the porn and then becomes fascinated with it and the clients who attend the shows. Her inclinations become more active than passive after she decides to follow an elegantly turned-out "businessman" from the theater into an adult video shop, where they begin talking and he invites her to a Yankee game (that dates this movie!). Once at the game, the man leaves for a moment, and Christine follows him again, this time to some sort of strange rendezvous. At this point, it is difficult for both Christine and the viewers to distinguish reality from fantasy, leaving everyone in limbo. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rov