Independent filmmaker Bette Gordon joins Austin Film Society for a showcase of her groundbreaking films. Each film will be followed by an in-person Q&A with Gordon, a pioneering feminist filmmaker who made her mark in the downtown New York scene of the 1970s and 1980s, with collaborators including luminaries Nan Goldin, Kathy Acker, James Benning and Tom DiCillo. Gordon was an instrumental part of the Collective for Living Cinema in New York, an avant-garde group whose regulars included Ken Jacobs, Yvonne Rainer and Jim Jarmusch, among others.
Films featured in the series include her essential breakout VARIETY, an incisive reversal of the male gaze. The series continues with LUMINOUS MOTION, an uncompromising study of masculinity, and her latest, THE DROWNING. The series will also exhibit the rarely seen shorts ANYBODY’S WOMAN and EMPTY SUITCASES, as well as Gordon’s remarkable collaborative works with the avant garde filmmaker James Benning.
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