'Desperately Seeking Susan'


A Century of Women Filmmakers

Every Fri., Sat., and Sun. from March 3-May 28
All Day
Festivals, Film

Honoring tenacious women who persevered to get their visions on screen, Trylon microcinema is hosting A Century of Women Filmmakers. The wide-ranging retrospective hearkens all the way back to 1916 with a restored print of Shoes, a social tragedy directed by Lois Weber, one of the key (and often overlooked) figures in early cinema. The most recent film in the series, Meek’s Cutoff (2010), speaks to the present with a uniquely meditative reworking of the Western courtesy of Kelly Reichardt, one of contemporary cinema’s rising talents. Spanning the 100 years between these films is a mix of pop-culture hits like Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), and Wayne’s World (1992) with the electrifying likes of The Hitch-Hiker (1953), Point Break (1991), and American Psycho (2000). Lending further diversity to the lineup, Losing Ground (1982) and Daughters of the Dust (1991) provide an African-American perspective, while Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), Sweetie (1989), and Beau Travail (1999) expand the lineup to encompass global viewpoints. Fridays through Sundays; visit trylon.org/series/170 for showtimes.

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