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March 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM$10
Co-presented by UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program in association with Women in Film Los Angeles and Veggie Cloud: “Working Girls: America’s Career Women on Screen”
Office Killer (1997)
Directed by Cindy Sherman
Mousy copy editor Dorine Douglas, played with frightening abandon by Carol Kane, begins violently picking off her officemates after being mistreated and disrespected one time too many. This singular feature-length narrative from revered artist and photographer Cindy Sherman envisions the horrific yet cathartic conclusion to prolonged workplace abuse: Kill all your co-workers! Then bring their bodies home to your basement and arrange them in charming domestic tableaux! Utilizing the same innovative makeup and saturated lightning styles so showcased in her Untitled Film Stills series, Sherman brings her rich sensibility to the big screen for a film now considered a cult classic. In a sick but somewhat intentional coincidence, this underappreciated final inclusion in our series was once distributed by Miramax.
Production Company: Good Machine; Kardana/Swinsky Films; Good Fear Film. Distribution Company: Strand Releasing. Director: Cindy Sherman. Screenwriter: Elise MacAdam, Tom Kalin, Todd Haynes. Cinematographer: Russell Fine. Editor: Merril Stern. Cast: Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa, Michael Imperioli.
35mm, color, 82 min.
In person: Dahlia Schweitzer, author, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster
FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.