04.12.2022 - 18:00
AMERICAN INDIE WINTER - THE VIRGIN SUICIDES
With this debut feature, Sofia Coppola announced her singular vision, exploring the aesthetics of femininity while illuminating the interior lives of young women. The Virgin Suicides conjures the ineffable melancholy of teenage longing and ennui. In its story of the suicides of the five Lisbon sisters, stifled by the rules of their overprotective religious parents—as told through the collective memory of a group of men who were boys at the time and still yearn to understand what happened. The film secured a place for its director in the landscape of American independent cinema and has become a coming-of-age touchstone.
1999, USA, 97 min, original version with Czech subtitles; director: Sofia Coppola; cast: James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito
A showcase of American independent cinema. Distinctive titles by well-known filmmakers, lectures, a critical writing workshop and quality food and drink.
Program of the American Indie Winter was created thanks to the cooperation with the American Center and the U.S. Embassy. All screenings are for free.
13:00 – 16:00
Workshop: Critical writing workshop with Jana Bébarová: Images of American Independent Film of the Last 30 Years
This workshop will focus on selected works of American independent film of the last thirty years, with an emphasis on novel themes and narrative modes. The aim will be to guide the participants to aptly portray the uniqueness of the work in a textual form.
The short text will be created on the spot, so please bring your own laptop with you.
The capacity of the workshop is limited, please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
16:30 – 17:30
Lecture: Sofia Coppola and other exceptional female American filmmakers
Jana Bébárová will talk about the importance of Sofia Coppola and other women filmmakers of American independent cinema.
Jana Bebárová – Film and literature enthusiast. Editor-in-chief of the online magazine about film and new media 25fps, lecturer at the Audiovisual Arts Studio of the Faculty of Multimedia Communication at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín. Member of the Association of Czech Film Critics and FIPRESCI. Programmer of the Noir Film Festival.