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I Was a Teenage Serial Killer  /  Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore  /  Limbo

Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
July 21, 2019 - 7:00 pm

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I Was a Teenage Serial Killer  (1993)

Inspired by underground cinema, record labels and 'zine culture, Sarah Jacobson was a one-woman ‘90s DIY powerhouse. Taking on every major function from production through distribution, Jacobson’s f*ck-you, can-do attitude shone through her on-screen work and beyond. In her short life, Sarah found fans among other female culture-shifting titans Allison Anders, Tamra Davis and Kim Gordon. These films stand as a testament to Sarah’s vision, grit, determination and raw talent.

I Was a Teenage Serial Killer was produced with the encouragement of filmmaker George Kuchar (Hold Me While I’m Naked, 1966), who was Jacobson’s instructor at San Francisco Institute of the Arts. Like Slacker meets Valerie Solanas, the film depicts a 19-year-old woman who responds to catcalls, condescension and bad sex the only way she knows how —with murder.—Alicia Coombs

DCP, b/w, 27 min. Director/Screenwriter: Sarah Jacobson. Cast: Dianne McGeachy, Michael Dixon, Scott Trotter, Steven Nereo, Phil Calabrese, Kristen Calabrese.

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Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore  (1998)

Sarah Jacobson's only feature film is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture. It brings lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre, and it mostly takes place in a repertory movie theater! First job, first time, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out—all are handled with utter honesty.—Alicia Coombs

DCP, color, 98 min. Director/Screenwriter: Sarah Jacobson. Cast: Lisa Gerstein, Beth Allen, Greg Cruikshank, Andrew David DeAngelo, Chris Enright.

Limbo  (1999)

After starring in 100 movies over the past two decades, Tina Krause has established herself as an unstoppable warrior from the DIY fringes. Limbo is the first—and to this day, only—movie written and directed by Krause. And it’s truly invigorating. Limbo presents three days in the life of a woman named Elizabeth, as she deals with identity issues, sexist mouth-breathers, supernatural manifestations… and a possible trip to hell. Combining video collage experiments with dreamy horror mood, this is what might happen if David Lynch and Nine Inch Nails collaborated on a shot-on-video horror movie. Previously only available via VHS, AGFA and Bleeding Skull! are honored to present a brand new transfer of Limbo from the original S-VHS master tapes.—Joseph A. Ziemba.

DCP, color, 54 min. Director/Screenwriter: Tina Krause. Cast: Jessica Krause, Vincent Hager, Mike Sand, Suze Daufler, Mike Lisa.