Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

CST's REEL Feminism Double-feature: ADOPTION & JE TU IL ELLE

intersectional feminism

 

Please join us for REEL Feminism, a screening focused on intersectional feminist issues and highlighting films by women-identified directors.

From Alia E. Dastagir , USA TODAY:

"Intersectional feminism" is much more than the latest feminist buzzword. It is a decades-old term many feminists use to explain how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive.

If feminism is advocating for women's rights and equality between the sexes, intersectional feminism is the understanding of how women's overlapping identities — including race, class, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation — impact the way they experience oppression and discrimination.

 

CST's REEL Feminism Double-feature: ADOPTION & JE TU IL ELLE

Showtimes

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About ADOPTION:

An intriguing portrait of loneliness and resistance, the echoes of which still resonate today.

Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia

About JE TU IL ELLE:

A masterpiece that would be the crowning achievement for many directors.

Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis

je tu il elle movie poster
JE TU IL ELLE
Director: 
Chantal Akerman
Country: 
France
Year: 
1975
Runtime: 
86 minutes

In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend. With its famous real-time carnal encounter and its daring minimalism, Je tu il elle is Akerman’s most sexually audacious film.

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ADOPTION
Director: 
Márta Mészáros
Country: 
Hungary
Year: 
1975
Runtime: 
86 minutes

Trailblazing auteur Márta Mészáros gives aching expression to the experiences of women in 1970s Hungary in this sensitive and absorbing slice-of-life drama, which became the first film directed by a woman to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Through intensely intimate camerawork, Mészáros immerses the viewer in the worlds two women, each searching for fulfillment: Kata (Katalin Berek), a middle-aged factory worker who wishes to have a child with her married lover, and Anna (Gyöngyvér Vigh), a teenage ward of the state determined to emancipate herself in order to marry her boyfriend. The bond that forms between the two speaks quietly but powerfully to the social and political forces that shape women’s lives as each navigates the realities of love, marriage, and motherhood in her quest for self-determination.

Special Admission

$7-10 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE (includes a $1 service fee).