Ep40: Feminist Surrealism and Film (with Dr Sabina Stent & Dr Felicity Gee)

Neil is joined at Falmouth University's School of Film & Television by Dr Sabina Stent (@SabinaStent) and Dr Felicity Gee (@fiandshoegaze) to discuss feminist surrealism and film. The event took place in front of students, staff and local filmmakers and artists and was a wide-ranging discussion that was invigorating and illuminating. Also, the talk of a personal politics of resistance was much needed in these troubling times.

This episode is presented in association with Mubi to coincide with their season dedicated to experimental and independent female filmmakers. Filmmakers whose work is screened as part of the season include Chantal Akerman and Agnes Varda, prominent figures in the podcast discussion. The season starts Friday March 3rd and in addition to those mentioned above showcases work by Anna Biller, Celine Sciamma, Lena Dunham, So Yong Kim and Cinematologists favourite Ida Lupino. We screened and discussed Lupino's The Hitch-hiker for an earlier episode. 


Below you will find links to work that was screened as part of the event:

Backcomb by Sarah Pucill (1995)

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles by Chantal Akerman (1975)

Self Obliteration by Yayoi Kusama (1967)

Nadja a Paris by Eric Rohmer (1964)

The Seashell and the Clergyman by Germaine Dulac (1928)

Link to other clips discussed on the show

Lauren Elkin's Website