THU APR 11, 2024 7:00 PM

NOT A PRETTY PICTURE

$8.00 (member) ; $13.00 (general admission)

Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with filmmaker Martha Coolidge. Moderated by Jim Hemphill. 

Restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation.

‘This Is Not a Fiction’ and ‘Martha Coolidge: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’

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  • RELEASED IN: 1976
  • 83 MINUTES
  • DIRECTED BY: Martha Coolidge

ABOUT THE FILM: 

In 1976, trailblazing director Martha Coolidge (VALLEY GIRL, RAMBLING ROSE) made her feature debut with the startling NOT A PRETTY PICTURE, a documentary-fiction hybrid that continues to raise provocative questions about sexual violence and the ethics of its on-screen representation. Coolidge based the film’s fictional sections on her rape at the age of sixteen; in the role of her younger self, she cast Michele Manenti, also a rape victim. As they interpret Coolidge’s script, cast members reflect on their encounters with assault; their feelings about acting out these scenes of intense aggression; their attitudes concerning consent, trauma, and self-blame; and, in the case of Coolidge’s best friend, Anne Mundstuk, their ability to play themselves.

FORMAT: DCP

DISTRIBUTOR: Janus Films

COUNTRY: USA

 

 

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