BE PRETTY AND SHUT UP
aka Sois belle et tais-toi
dir by Delphine Seyrig, 1981
115 min. France.
In French with English subtitles.
Thanks to Women Make Movies
SATURDAY, MAY 5TH – 7:30PM
THURSDAY, MAY 24TH – 9:30PM
“They say I’m castrating just by looking at me. Do you feel castrated?”
This anti-illusive exercise in cinematic herstory compiles the recollections and analyses of Jane Fonda, Juliet Berto, Maria Schneider and other international starlets about the victories and prospects of Women’s Liberation on the severe patriarchy of popular film production and the society that bolsters it.
Directed by long-time actress-activist Delphine Seyrig, previously compelled to ‘be pretty and shut up’ by such arch-auteurs as Alain Resnais, Luis Bunuel, and Francois Truffaut. Preceded by Seyrig’s 1976 recitation of Valerie Solanas’ infamous second-wave call to arms, ‘The S.C.U.M. Manifesto’.
FEMINIZING FILM PRAXIS
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