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April 7, 2006

An Evening with Laura Mulvey

Renowned film scholar Laura Mulvey presents a rare screening of her experimental documentary work. A professor of film and media studies at the University of London, Mulvey has established herself, with publications such as Visual and Other Pleasures and Fetishism and Curiosity, as the preeminent voice of feminist film theory. This program presents two pieces produced from her partnership with Peter Wollen and a collaboration with artist/filmmaker Mark Lewis.

This screening is co-presented with the Department of VIsual and Environmental Studies at Harvard, who will present a lecture by Mulvey titled "Abbas Kiarostami: Cinema of Uncertainty, Cinema of Delay" on April 6 at 6 pm in the Carpenter Center Lecture Hall. For more information, please visit www.ves.fas.harvard.edu/events/eventsframe.html


Director Laura Mulvey in Person
April 7 (Friday) 7 pm

Disgraced Monuments

Directed by Laura Mulvey and Mark Lewis
UK 1993, color, 50 min.

This reflective piece considers the fate of monuments to Communism in the former Soviet Union. Mulvey and Lewis consult with sculptors, art historians and museum directors to interrogate the disappearance of these enormous, formerly omnipresent structures.

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Amy!

Directed by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen
UK 1980, color, 30 min.

Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia.  Mulvey and Wollen’s experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator’s arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic.

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Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti

Directed by Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen
UK 1983, color, 29 min.

An unconventional portrait of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and Mexican photographer Tina Modotti, Mulvey and Wollen’s film, which was originally commissioned for an international art exhibition, considers feminist issues in contemporary art.

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