Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Ladies Night!

On Thursday, January 7th, The Cinefamily will be hosting a night with Will Oldham, who has curated a night of excellent movies that explore the the wonder and the mystery of the fairer sex. Oldham will be appearing in person, introducing the films, and as is always the case with him, it's sure to be an eye opener of an evening.

The evening will open with Nicholas Ray's soapy noir A Woman's Secret (1949), starring the ravishing Maureen O'Hara as a singing teacher blamed for the shooting of her smarmy protégé (Gloria Grahame), "a trollop-minded chirp she has coached into the bigtime." (Variety) Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane), the film is a chance for Ray to take what could have been an average "woman's picture" and tweak it to suit his slightly perverse sensibilities.

Next, Wim Wenders' Alice In The Cities (1974). This German New Wave gem finds a roving reporter who reluctantly takes on the guardianship of Alice, a little girl who needs to be delivered to her grandmother -- a woman whose name and address she doesn't remember, and whose house can only be identified by a single photo of an unmarked front door. Yella Röttlander's stellar performance as the young girl whose journey's end is always one more step away is framed terrifically by Robby Mueller's B&W cinematography, and a moody score by Irmin Schmidt and Michael Karoli (half of Krautrock legends Can).
A great movie night with one of the real living legends of music as your host-YOU CAN'T GO WRONG!
More info here.
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posted by sammy at 11:37 AM

Blogger James Henry Dufresne said...

...while I can't say that I have seen a lot of drawings of Will Oldham, but either way this is still my favorite.

5:04 PM  

Blogger sammy said...

thanks j.h.!

11:24 AM  

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