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A Question of Silence and Riddles of the Sphinx
February 19 @ 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive presents What a Difference: Women and Film in the 1970s and 1980s
A Question of Silence (Netherlands, 1982)
(De Stilte Rond Christine M.)
Directed by Marleen Gorris
Three women — strangers to each other — spontaneously murder the male owner of a clothing store triggering an unsettling, psychological police procedural that leads a criminal psychiatrist to challenge the exclusionary, patriarchal foundations of the Dutch justice system.
Dir. Marleen Gorris. Production: Sigma Films. Producer: Matthijs van Heijningen. Screenwriter: M. Gorris. Cinematographer: Frans Bromet. Editor: Hans van Dongen. Composer: Lodewijk de Boer, Martijn Hasebos. With: Edda Barends, Nelly Frijda, Henriette Tol
35mm, color, in Dutch w/ English subtitles, 96 min.
Riddles of the Sphinx (UK, 1977)
Directed by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen
Mulvey and Wollen’s landmark essay film brings radical theory and radical form to bear on a political, psychoanalytical explication of female subjectivity represented by a single mother struggling with work, child-care and personal fulfillment.
Dir. Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen. Production: British Film Institute Production Board. Distribution: Women Make Movies. Producer/Screenwriter: L. Mulvey; P. Wollen. Cinematographer: Diane Tammes. Editor: Carola Klein; Larry Sider. Composer: Mike Ratledge. With: Dinah Stabb, Merdel Jordine, Rhiannon Tise, Clive Merrison, Marie Green
Blu-ray, color, 92 min.
Healthcaring From Our End of the Speculum (1976)
Directed by Denise Bostrom, Jane Warrenbrand
DVD, color, 32 min.
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.