Kino Kavalírka and the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the American Center, will present … the American Winter film showcase. This time, it will explore the diverse range of American cinema of the 90’s with a special focus on the representation of women in the film professions. American cinema of the 90’s quickly took root in our country under the influence of the post-Soviet changes in the political system. Thanks to the distribution offer of cinemas, the newly emerging video rental companies and television, it became a part of many Czech households. However, women were only marginally represented in it. The program of this year’s American Winter provides a look at iconic American films of the 90’s from a new perspective and in a different context than we were used to. It highlights films that women were involved in creating, whether as directors, writers, editors or producers.
The FBI is investigating the murder of Teresa Banks. It turns out that the crime holds a dark secret that cannot be unraveled by the simple power of reason. One agent disappears without a trace… Special Agent Dale Cooper predicts the killer will strike again. But when and where? Twin Peaks is a small American town near the Canadian border. But beneath the veneer of peaceful middle-class idyll, no one is what they seem. The innocent faces of high school girls hide an addiction to cocaine and a promiscuous sex life. One of them, Laura Palmer, has seven days left to live.
The decades-long collaboration between producer, screenwriter and editor Mary Sweeney and David Lynch led to the most significant milestones of their careers. Mary Sweeney worked on this film as an editor.
USA, France, 135 min., 1992, original version with Czech subtitles
director: David Lynch
editor: Mary Sweeney
cast: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook
Seats for the screening are not reserved in advance, just come to the cinema.