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A Film About a Woman Who...

A Film About a Woman Who...
February 25, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Four Women  (1975)

Set to Nina Simone's stirring ballad of the same name, Julie Dash's dance film features Linda Martina Young as strong 'Aunt Sarah,' tragic mulatto 'Saffronia,' sensuous 'Sweet Thing,' and militant 'Peaches.' Kinetic camerawork and editing, richly colored lighting, and meticulous costume, makeup and hair design work together with Young's sensitive performance to examine long-standing Black female stereotypes from oblique, critical angles.—Jacqueline Stewart

16mm, color, 7 min.  Dir. Julie Dash.  Producer: Winfred Tennison. Screenwriter: J. Dash. Cinematographer: Robert Maxwell. Editor: J. Dash. With: Linda Martina Young.

A Film About a Woman Who...  (1974)

Rainer's landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.

16mm, b/w, 105 min.  Dir. Yvonne Rainer.