Scary Movie, The

Scary Movie, The

16mm, color, sound, 9 min
With Martina Torr and Sonja Mereu. "... THE SCARY MOVIE, by Peggy Ahwesh, [is an] amazingly complex (and just plain amazing) film informed by a wide range of issues and concerns, including feminism, psychoanalytic ...

Rental format: 16mm $30.00

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With Martina Torr and Sonja Mereu. "... THE SCARY MOVIE, by Peggy Ahwesh, [is an] amazingly complex (and just plain amazing) film informed by a wide range of issues and concerns, including feminism, psychoanalytic theory (especially Jacques Lacan), home-movie aesthetics, film genre conventions, and the notion of self-reflexivity in film. ... [S]he plays with the Freudian concept (filtered through Lacan) of the female's 'lack' of a penis, turning this core issue of psychoanalytic thinking on its head. ... In [this] film it is the male who 'lacks,' men being conspicuously absent, even when the 'narrative' calls for male roles. ... Ahwesh's work ... is notable in the way that it combines subjects of seriousness and gravity with an unparalleled control of the film medium, a disarming wit, and a frankness that catches one by surprise." – Patrick Friel, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Programs

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    A Mirror Avant-Garde

    Non-Canonical Canonicals by Women Filmmakers

    If you’ve seen more than three of the films in this program, we’d be surprised. Yet every single one of these films by women filmmakers deserves to be written about, taught in classes, and be part of the canon of avant-garde film.

Films

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    From Romance to Ritual
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    From Romance to Ritual
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    Rental formats: VHS NTSC, DVD NTSC
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    Philosophy In The Bedroom
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    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Deadman, The
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    Rental format: 16mm
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    Martina's Playhouse
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    color, sound, 30 min
    Rental formats: VHS NTSC, DVD NTSC
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    Strange Weather
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    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Color of Love, The
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    Rental format: 16mm
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    Trick Film
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    Trick Film
    Peggy Ahwesh

    16mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • erotic
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    16mm, color, sound, 20 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Nocturne
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 30 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    She Puppet
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    She Puppet
    Peggy Ahwesh

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    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Collections
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    Peggy Ahwesh

    video, color, silent, 6 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Lessons of War
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    video, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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    Neither Day, Nor Night
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    video, color, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
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