631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

March 8–11, 2007

Jack H. Skirball Screening Series
Los Angeles premieres

Following the opening of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, this film series examines the impact of the 1970s and 1980s on women filmmakers since. A slate of new films charts the evolution of directors who began their careers in that era (Chantal Akerman, Nina Menkes, Zeinabu irene Davis) and shows a young artist drawing inspiration from the aesthetics of the 1970s (Anna Biller). Another entry in this series Emily Tong's Conjusation offers an intimate portrait of the post Tiananmen Square genocide in China. Completing the lineup is a long overdue revival screening of Barbara Loden's legendary Wanda (1970).

Organized in conjunction with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, on the occasion of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (Mar 4–July 16). See moca.org for additional information and schedule.


Thu Mar 8 | 8:00 pm
Chantal Akerman: Là-bas (Down There)
“It is a film about the relationship of somebody from the Diaspora to Israel—an imaginary Israel, maybe…” Chantal Akerman

Fri Mar 9 | 8:00 pm
Barbara Loden: Wanda
Screening in Los Angeles for the first time in 30 years, this remarkable film was written, directed and produced by Barbara Loden—who also gave the performance of a lifetime as its eponymous antiheroine.

Sat Mar 10 | 6:30 pm
Anna Biller: Viva
First shown at this year’s Rotterdam festival, Viva sassily reworks vintage sexploitation movies from a woman’s point of view.

Sat Mar 10 | 9:30 pm
Nina Menkes: Phantom Love
Fresh from its premiere at Sundance, this long-awaited new feature by the award-winning experimental filmmaker creates a surreal atmosphere of loss and alienation.

Sun Mar 11 | 5:00 pm
Emily Tang: Tan Xiaobai (Conjugation)
Completed in 2001, Tang's masterful debut was the first underground Chinese film to give an intimate representation of the grey months following the massacre of June 4, 1989.

Sun Mar 11 | 7:30 pm
Zeinabu irene Davis: Trumpetistically, Clora Bryant
This poignant documentary tells the story of a black woman who defied the odds to become a legendary jazz trumpeter.

Program curated by Bérénice Reynaud with input from the faculty of CalArts School of Film/Video. Special thanks to Connie Butler, Cory Peipon, Aandrea Stang and Christine Wertheim.

Tickets: $8

Official Website: http://redcat.org/season/0607/fv/love.php

Added by calartsredcat on February 12, 2007