Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

16mm, color, sound, 30 min
This is one of the very few and one of the most important films on child abuse that has been made in the history of cinema. – Stan Brakhage, May 5, 2000 Edited by M. M. Serra and shot by Peggy Ahwesh, ...
Rental format: 16mm $60.00

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This is one of the very few and one of the most important films on child abuse that has been made in the history of cinema. – Stan Brakhage, May 5, 2000 Edited by M. M. Serra and shot by Peggy Ahwesh, Abigail Child, and Tom Chomont. "This is Freud's Dora told by Dora: a fresh revelation, a successful voyeurism. We are allowed to sit on three therapeutic sessions to hear the confessions as M. M. reenacts her past: becomes demure, becomes hurt, disassociates. Her "Mum" is indicted: peasant, barely literate, wanting her daughter to be happy, "to be married" as she says in her last letter. The irony is immense: defining the abuse as secret shame, never confronting "Mr. Goertler," Mum wishes her daughter to attain social liberation in the shape of a happy (mythic?) marriage." – Abigail Child

Films

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    Films by MM Serra 1981-1990 DVD compilation
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    Films by MM Serra 1981-1990 DVD compilation
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    Eye Etc
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    Real To Reel Mama
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    Five Films
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    Five Films (NYC/Nightfall/Framed/PPI/Turner)
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    Turner
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    Jack Smith's Apartment
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    Stasis Series I & II I. Still Life; II. Papa's Garden
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    Films of the 90s, MM Serra DVD compilation
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    L'Amour Fou
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    A Lot of Fun for the Evil One
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    Soi Meme
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    Just For You Girls
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    Darling International
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    Double Your Pleasure
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    Divine Possibilities

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    Art Parade
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    Tongue and Chic
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    Chop Off
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    Breathe Deep
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    Breathe Deep
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    Bitch Beauty
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    super8, 16mm film, video, color, sound, 7 min
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    Enduring Ornament
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    Enduring Ornament
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    color, sound, 14 min
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    Mary Magdalene
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