Gendered Gazes


This spring the Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs presents “Gendered Gazes,” a series of discussions about European feminist and queer cinema. Seldom seen but influential films by directors such as Ulrike Ottinger, Vera Chytilova, Lina Wertmuller, Agnieszka Holland, Monika Treut, and Kutlug Ataman will be explored.

The sixth meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at 7 pm, focuses on Turkish director Kutlug Ataman’s exploration of dilemmas and challenges faced by the Turkish-German queer youth as framed through the 1999 film, Lola und Bilibikid.

The fifth meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, at 7 pm, focuses on the work of the Italian director Lina Wertmuller and her evocation of the grotesque with her 1975 Seven Beauties.

The fourth meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 1, at 7 pm, focuses on the work of the (West) German feminist film-maker Monika Treut and her provocative exploration of SM lesbian relationships in her and Elfi Mikesch’s 1985 classic Seduction: The Cruel Woman.

The third meeting, scheduled for Wednesday Apri 18, at 7 pm, takes up the work of Hungarian director Marta Meszaros and her daring exploration of an unconventional mother-daughter relationship through her 1975 black and white film, Adoption.

The second meeting, continuing with the work by the Czech New Wave director Vera Chytilova, attending, in this instance, to her visually stylistically adventuresome 1970 film Fruit of Paradise, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, at 7 pm.

The first meeting, focusing on the work by the Czech New Wave director Vera Chytilova, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, at 7 pm.

All are invited. For the venue and details, please contact Iveta at 767-1363 or ijusova@yahoo.com