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Shirley. 2020. USA. Directed by Josephine Decker. With Elizabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young. 107 min.
Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of a pair of newlyweds upend her meticulous routine and heighten tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
Josephine Decker’s previous film, Madeline’s Madeline, screened as part of The Future of Film is Female, Part 2 at MoMA. Courtesy of Neon
Memory Xperiment: Kathy Acker. 2019. USA. Directed by Aïda Ruilova. 7 min.
A short film based on the literary work of author Kathy Acker. A young female writer explores her identity through sex and writing.
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