July 2011, arsenal cinema

Rising Stars Falling Stars – Presented by Vaginal Davis

LA SOURIANTE MADAME BEUDET, 1923

In July, silent film star Vaginal Davis will be presenting Germaine Dulac’s THE SMILING MADAME BEUDET (La Souriante Madame Beudet, 1923), which can be seen as a fore-runner of an experimental and radically feminist cinema. The wife of an inconsiderate macho develops murderous fantasies. The film will receive a musical accompaniment by musicians John and Tim Blue. (July 29)