Titus WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 Julie Taymor transforms Shakespeare’s most gruesome play into a mesmerizing visual spectacle and a terrifyingly relevant commentary on modern political violence.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Julie Taymor transforms Shakespeare’s most gruesome play into a mesmerizing visual spectacle and a terrifyingly relevant commentary on modern political violence.
Laura Poitras’s 9/11 Trilogy
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Intrepid documentarian Laura Poitras chronicles the rise of the American security state in the aftermath of 9/11 in these trenchant looks at the far-reaching effects that the war on terror has had on both geopolitics and individual freedoms. Documenting Iraqi life under American occupation in My Country, My Country, the fates of two men linked to Al Qaeda in The Oath, and the behind-the-scenes story of Edward Snowden’s exposure of NSA surveillance in the Oscar-winning Citizenfour, these brave, eye-opening works of cinematic journalism offer a sobering look at the myriad ways our world has changed in the twenty years since 9/11.
FEATURES: My Country, My Country (2006), The Oath (2010), Citizenfour (2014)**
SHORTS: O’Say Can You See 1 (2011), O’Say Can You See 2 (2011)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Two young women from very different backgrounds form a surprising bond during a hot New York summer in Marisa Silver’s sensitive coming-of-age story.
Working Girls (Lizzie Borden, 1986)
Criterion Collection Edition #1087
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Lizzie Borden’s richly detailed look at society’s most stigmatized profession offers an empathetic, humanizing, often humorous depiction of women for whom sex work is just another day at the office.
SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: Audio commentary featuring Borden, director of photography Judy Irola, and actor Amanda Goodwin; a conversation between Borden and filmmaker Bette Gordon; a roundtable discussion among sex workers; and more.
More women filmmakers featured in this month’s programming: Under the SoCal Sun, Open City Mixtape: Short Films by A. V. Rockwell, Little Fugitive (1953), Bridges-Go-Round 1 (1958), Bridges-Go-Round 2 (1958), Skyscraper (1959), Joyce at 34 (1972), News from Home (1977), Town Bloody Hall (1979), Clotheslines (1981), Smithereens (1982), So Far from India (1983), Variety (1983), Old Enough (1984), Paris Is Burning (1990), Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992), The Bowery (1994), 11’09”01—September 11 (2002), In the Cut (2003), How Can It Be? (2008), Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010), Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight (2011), Me the Terrible (2012), And Nothing Happened (2016), A Guide to Breathing Underwater (2018), Freedom Fields (2018), Hair Wolf (2018), The Hottest August (2019), Fit Model (2019), Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams (2019), The Perfect Candidate (2019), What Is a Woman? (2020)
september 1 (Wednesday) - 30 (Thursday)