Exhibitions and Events

Film

Lions Love (...and Lies)

20 March, 2018

Hair writers and composers James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Warhol “Superstar” Viva, and Shirley Clarke appear in this examination of West Coast counterculture made by the renowned New Wave director Agnès Varda during her sojourn in California.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

Portrait of Jason

13 March, 2018

In director Shirley Clarke’s daring and ground-breaking documentary, would-be cabaret performer, hustler, and gender preference pioneer Jason delivers an electrifying monologue about what it is like to be black and gay in mid-Sixties USA.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

Daisies

6 March, 2018

In this delightfully surreal and visually arresting film, director Chytilová portrays two young women challenging ideas of consumption and identity in pre-invasion Prague.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

Loving Couples

27 February, 2018

Three couples from differing social classes each reach critical points in this social costume drama set in Stockholm in 1915.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Marlene Creates, excerpt (2014) from Larch, Spruce, Fir, Birch, Hand, Blast Hole Pond Road, Newfoundland 2007 (ongoing). Black and white photograph , silver print 27 x 39 cm.; framed 51 x 61 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition

Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses

16 February – 6 May, 2018

This retrospective exhibition, publication and national tour presents the works of leading Newfoundland-based environmental artist and poet Marlene Creates, offering viewers a comprehensive and immersive experience of nearly four decades of her unique activities.

Film

Simon and Laura

13 February, 2018

In this witty and prescient look at early reality tv in Britain, a couple has their everyday lives recorded for mass audiences despite an already shaky relationship.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

Young Lovers (Never Fear)

6 February, 2018

A young dancer must struggle with the aftermath of a polio attack in this striking social-issue film from actress/director Lupino, the most important and influential female director of the late 1940s and early ’50s.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

Christopher Strong

30 January, 2018

The only female studio director of Hollywood’s ‘Golden Years’, Arzner specialized in examining female archetypes. In Christopher Strong, Katharine Hepburn plays an aviatrix caught between achievements in the air and love on the ground.


Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

The Woman Condemned

23 January, 2018

The B-Moviemaker, aka Mrs. Wallace Reid, delivers a low-budget mystery with plenty of plot twists and turns concerning the apparent murder of a female radio celebrity.

Part of the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

Film

The Blue Light

16 January, 2018

Directing herself in a ‘mountain’ film co-written by the leftist actor and film theorist Béla Balázs, Riefenstahl plays a shunned woman whose discovery of a mystical light in a cave near the summit of a nearby peak leads to her ultimate betrayal.

First in the series:

Women Filmmakers 1931-1969

CURATED BY RON FOLEY MACDONALD

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