Attention everyone: the girls are back in town (did they ever leave?). The Brooklyn Academy of Music will be hosting a film series entitled "Vengeance is Hers" from February 7-18. Get ready for this tribute to some of the greatest roles written for women in film history:
"From screwball proto-feminism to witchy gothic horror to cerebral auteurist classics, this series gathers some of cinema’s most unforgettable heroines and anti-heroines as they seize control and take no prisoners. Seen through the eyes of some of the world’s greatest directors, including female filmmakers like Chantal Akerman and Kathryn Bigelow, these films explore the full gamut of cinematic retribution in all its thrilling, unnerving dimensions."
Say no more; you had us at "vengeance."
The lineup includes Blue Steel, featuring the ever-babely gun slinging Jamie Lee Curtis, Carrie (the vintage edition, of course), She-Devil with Meryl Streep, and Coffy, starring Pam Grier, to name a few.
For a complete list of film titles, more info and specific showing dates, check their website here!
Images via BAM.org, IMDb and Film Streams.
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