We’re a little late reporting this, but there’s still plenty of excellent films—not to mention Criterion-related movies—screening during BAMcinématek’s new series entitled “Vengeance is Hers.”
Running from February 7th to the 18th, “this 20-film 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 such as Chantal Akerman and Kathryn Bigelow, these films explore the full gamut of cinematic retribution in all its thrilling, unnerving dimensions.”
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film Madea opened the series on February 7th, and if you act fast you can catch Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles today at 2pm and 6pm respectively.
The Criterion-related titles in the series include the following:
Mon, Feb 10
7:30pm: Secret Defense
Directed by Jacques Rivette
Tue, Feb 11
4:30, 7, 9:15pm: Kuroneko
Directed by Kanedo Shindo
Wed, Feb 12
4:30, 7, 9:30pm: Hyenas
Directed by Djibril Diop Mambéty
Thu, Feb 13
5, 9:30pm: The Match Factory Girl
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Fri, Feb 14
6:30, 8:45pm: The Lady Eve
Directed by Preston Sturges
Sat, Feb 15
2, 7pm: Carrie
Directed by Brian DePalma
Other notable selections in the series include The Heiress by William Wyler, Abel Ferrera’s absolutely crazy Ms. 45, Mario Bava’s Black Sunday, the controversial Shaw Brothers classic Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan, and the Pam Grier pièce de résistance Coffy.
Click here for a full schedule.