<i>The Gold Diggers</i>. 1983. USA. Directed by Sally Potter
  • The Gold Diggers

    1983. Great Britain. Sally Potter. 85 min.

Followed by a discussion with Potter

Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Gold Diggers

    1983. Great Britain. Directed by Sally Potter. With Julie Christie, Colette Laffont. With her first feature, made immediately after Thriller, Potter continues to explore female stereotypes. She turns the tables on Busby Berkeley’s musical Gold Diggers of 1933 by associating her leading women with the alchemical equivalent of gold, with the men as the gold diggers. The film’s Surrealist and sci-fi leaps in time are made palpable with lush cinematography, oversized sets, a bold score, and a subtly emotional performance by Christie. Panned by critics at the time of its release, the film nearly destroyed Potter’s career, but this new digital remaster reveals an avant-garde classic. 85 min.

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