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A Film About a Woman Who…

February 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents What a Difference: Women and Film in the 1970s and 1980s

A Film About a Woman Who… (1974)
Directed by Yvonne Rainer

Rainer’s landmark film is a meditation on ambivalence that plays with cliché and the conventions of soap opera while telling the story of a woman whose sexual dissatisfaction masks an enormous anger.

16mm, b/w, 105 min.

Preceded by:

Four Women (1975)
Directed by Julie Dash

Set to Nina Simone’s stirring ballad of the same name, Julie Dash’s dance film features Linda Martina Young as strong ‘Aunt Sarah,’ tragic mulatto ‘Saffronia,’ sensuous ‘Sweet Thing,’ and militant ‘Peaches.’ Kinetic camerawork and editing, richly colored lighting, and meticulous costume, makeup and hair design work together with Young’s sensitive performance to examine long-standing Black female stereotypes from oblique, critical angles. —Jacqueline Stewart

Producer: Winfred Tennison. Screenwriter: J. Dash. Cinematographer: Robert Maxwell. Editor: J. Dash. With: Linda Martina Young

16mm, color, 7 min. Dir. Julie Dash

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.



February 25, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States