I believe my Reflections In A Golden Eye(1967) post really belongs on my Horror Blog.
While watching Huston's film the other day I had to leave and literally miseed the last 4 minutes of the film. IMAGINE, my awesome surprise when I rewatched the film til the end later that night! It is the MOST amazing, cccrrazy endingI have seen in a commericial movie but for my previous favorite finale, Fassbinder's The American Soldier, that follows right along in 1970 and which I posted earlier in this blog.
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Don't hit play unless you've seen the film! And Thanks to the canny poster for putting it up!
Screams! Swish pans! Repetition! Scoring! Brian Keith! Quotes!
photo: ina archer: wyoming, post RNC "minstrel show" starring Clint Eastwood Here's the fabulous Flotilla Debarge's take on the chair dance!(ps; for sensitive ears, the language is a little Blue, in more ways than one...)
A timely and entertaining 22 minutes, please watch Kartemquin's The Gender Gap Movie preserved in part with funding from NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund. Then confirm your polling location and VOTE!
(From the Lincoln Center Screening this past Oct.)
Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap
Jenny Rohrer, 1984
USA | 16 minutes
This rare screening of this remarkable and incredibly timely
film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Jenny Rohrer
(director), Nancy Meyer (co-producer), Nicole Hollander (cartoonist),
Page Gardner (Founder/President, Women’s Voices, Women Vote Action Fund
and The Voter Participation Center), Amy Richards (author/activist),
and Faye Anderson (filmmaker/public policy consultant).
As America gears up for the presidential election, an undeniable gender
gap is apparent between the two candidates. This film was made to
mobilize women voters before the 1984 election, when Ronald Reagan was
running against former vice president Walter Mondale. The documentary
explores the growing difference in the voting patterns of men and women
(the gender gap) that could no longer be denied by the mid-1980's. These
issues, including equal pay, environmental justice, subsidized
childcare, job creation, and healthcare, became wedge issues in Ronald
Reagan's America as more and more women joined the workforce. The film
tackles the subject of women’s voter participation and equal rights
with both humor and depth.
Women’s Voices: The Gender Gap interweaves testimony by a
diverse group of women discussing the issues that matter to them with
satirical animated scenes by the cartoonist Nicole Hollander, creator of
the comic strip Sylvia. The film was featured at the 1984
Democratic National Convention and screened at the National Convention
of the Organization of Women that same year.
The film was a product of the venerable Chicago filmmaking collective,
Kartemquin Films, the now 45-year-old institution whose mission is to
make socially conscientious documentaries that inspire change in
society. Women’s Voices is the result of a collective filmmaking process
at a time when women were underrepresented in film production, and were
rarely considered producers or directors.