I think making films deals with something more important than a role and/or being only a woman director. I only try to be the best I am as a human being.
- Claire Denis
Thanks to Trip for the banner <3
The plan's really simple. Maiden and I will be using this thread to explore a few female filmmakers that have been on our radar for a while. We have a preliminary list of filmmakers all ready to go but if things go well, we'll expand the list gradually. Suggestions are more than welcome, especially if you can make a compelling case for them.
We'll be discussing 3 (or thereabouts) films per filmmaker and we won't be starting our discussion till we're done with all 3 films. The hope is that discussing all 3 in combination might allow us to get a broader perspective of the filmmaker's style, thematics and so on. The discussions will take place in real-time over on this very thread hopefully with broader participation.
A priori, we have no particular reason to think that gender issues are likely to come up. It's certainly not our intent to approach these films/filmmakers with that lens taking precedence. However, if it does come up, we're not opposed to discussing it per se.
We plan on keeping the thread updated well in advance with the names of the filmmakers and specific films in the hope that others can watch and join in the discussion. Pls contact me if you have availability issues and I'll do my best to help.
Now, Don't pretend you're not turned on :shifty eyes:
Kira Muratova: intro, discussion
Chantal Akerman: intro, discussion
Nina Menkes: intro, discussion
Kathryn Bigelow: intro, discussion
Sally Potter: intro, discussion
Maya Deren: intro, discussion
Agnès Varda: intro, discussion
Samira Makhmalbaf: intro, discussion
Ann Hui intro, discussion
Chantal Akerman Part II intro, discussion
Margarethe von Trotta
Ann Hui Part II