Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

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Showings

Firehouse Cinema Thu, Oct 20 7:00 PM
Q&A with Director Nina Menkes moderated by Violet Lucca
Firehouse Cinema Fri, Oct 21 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Fri, Oct 21 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Fri, Oct 21 7:00 PM
Q&A with Director Nina Menkes
Firehouse Cinema Sat, Oct 22 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sat, Oct 22 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sat, Oct 22 7:00 PM
Q&A with Producer Maria Geise
Firehouse Cinema Sun, Oct 23 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sun, Oct 23 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sun, Oct 23 7:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Mon, Oct 24 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Mon, Oct 24 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Mon, Oct 24 7:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Tue, Oct 25 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Tue, Oct 25 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Tue, Oct 25 9:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Wed, Oct 26 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Wed, Oct 26 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Wed, Oct 26 9:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Thu, Oct 27 2:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Thu, Oct 27 4:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Thu, Oct 27 9:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Fri, Oct 28 7:00 PM
Q&A with Marc Lafia and Chiara Bottici
Firehouse Cinema Sat, Oct 29 1:30 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sat, Oct 29 4:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sun, Oct 30 12:00 PM
Firehouse Cinema Sun, Oct 30 2:30 PM
Q&A with Christine Kuan, Dr. Aliza Shvarts, and Akosua Adoma Owusu
Cast/Crew Info
Directed by:Nina Menkes
Film Info
Event Type:New Release
Runtime:107 min
Release Year:2022
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
General:$16
Members:$8
Accessibility:Assistive Listening, Hearing Amplification

Description

“If the camera is predatory, then the culture is predatory.” In this eye-opening documentary, celebrated independent filmmaker Nina Menkes explores the sexual politics of cinematic shot design. Using clips from hundreds of movies we all know and love – from Metropolis to Vertigo to Phantom Thread – Menkes convincingly makes the argument that shot design is gendered. Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power illuminates the patriarchal narrative codes that hide within supposedly “classic” set-ups and camera angles, and demonstrates how women are frequently displayed as objects for the use, support, and pleasure of male subjects. Building on the essential work of Laura Mulvey and other feminist writers, Menkes shows how these not-so-subtle embedded messages affect and intersect with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse and assault, as well as employment discrimination against women, especially in the film industry. The film features interviews with an all-star cast of women and non-binary industry professionals including Julie Dash, Penelope Spheeris, Charlyne Yi, Joey Soloway, Catherine Hardwicke, Eliza Hittman, and Rosanna Arquette. The result is an electrifying call-to-action that will fundamentally change the way you see, and watch, movies.


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