Vengeance is Hers at BAM


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.

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