Women’s Vision Film Series :: A Celebration of Women Filmmakers

March 3, 2008 – 9:58 AM

This year Women’s History Month celebrates the artistic achievements of women with the theme Women’s Art: Women’s Vision. The UGA Libraries Media Department will screen films by women directors every Tuesday evening from March 4-April 15, 2008 (with the exception of Spring Break). All screenings will take place at 7:30pm in the Media Department Screening Room on the 7th floor of the Main Library.

Screenings in March are BLUE CARD events. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
La Pointe-courte

Directed by Agnès Varda, Belgium
1956, 80 minutes
French with English subtitles

“The great Agnes Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda’s discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French new wave.” –Criterion

Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Wanda
Barbara Loden, United States
1970, 102 minutes

“Shot in cinema-verité style on grainy 16mm film stock, Wanda tells the story of the unlikely partnership between a coal-mining wife from Pennsylvania (played with sensitivity and brio by the filmmaker herself), dumped by her husband and the men she met while drifting, and a petty crook on the rebound (Michael Higgins), who convinces her to pull a major ‘bank job’ with him.” –Bérénice Reynaud, Senses of Cinema


Tuesday, March 25 2008
Blackboards
Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran
2000, 85 minutes
Kurdish with English subtitles

“A group of male teachers are seen crossing the mountains of the Iran-Kurdistan border with large blackboards on their backs. These freelance teachers split up and one of them finds himself wandering alongside a lost nomadic tribe trying to get back across the border.” –Ben Zipper, Senses of Cinema

Tuesday, April 1, 2008
News From Home
Chantal Akerman, Belgium
1977, 85 minutes
French with English subtitles

“Akerman’s study of an American locale…combines her trademark static set-ups and tracking shots-in this case of New York streets-with Akerman’s monotonous voice-over reading letters from her mother in Belgium. It is a portrait of New York unlike any other; at once intimate and detached, at times frustrating yet endlessly and compulsively watchable.” –Rose Capp, Senses of Cinema


Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The Silver Chainletter

Various Artists
1998, 78 minutes

Part of a lo-fi video art project organized by acclaimed independent filmmaker Miranda July, The Silver Chainletter required entrants to send in a tape of their work and then correspond with one another through chainletters. This series of videos deals with alienation, personal crisis, passion, and headlice.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Marianne and Juliane

Margarethe von Trotta, Germany
1981, 103 minutes
German with English subtitles

“Set in Germany, 1968, Marianna and Juliane, daughters of a priest, fight for changes in society. However their means stand in stark contrast: while Juliane is committed as a reporter, her sister joins a terrorist organisation. After she is caught by the police and put into isolation in jail, Juliane remains as her last connection to the rest of the world.” –Ben Andac, Senses of Cinema

All films are available in the Media Department. For more information contact Leanne Finnigan at lpfinnig @ uga . edu or 706-542-7360.

  1. 4 Responses to “Women’s Vision Film Series :: A Celebration of Women Filmmakers”

  2. it’s a good idea to screen films by women directors to celebrate the artistic achievements of women. women are really amazing :)

    By all about women on Oct 9, 2009

  3. It’s a great list of films. I’ve only seen Marianne and Juliane so far, but I intend to track down the rest of them as soon as I can.

    By fishing tackle terry on Aug 16, 2010

  4. It’s a great post. I’ve only seen two film on the list.

    By Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Marmaris on Oct 6, 2010

  5. I haven’t seen any of these films. I think these are beautiful to watch.

    By Clint Herman on Dec 9, 2010

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