Ped Mall -Scene 1 Wed, Mar 6 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Women's March
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:98 minutes
Director:Sarah Jacobson
Year Released:1998
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!


Presented with Sarah Jacobson's short film I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (1993).

"The fuel that drives Mary Jane is the filmmaker's anger at male sexual selfishness, woman's ignorance of their own bodies and a culture that encourages women to lie about their sexual pleasure." -
Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"A low-budget, honest film that finally brings a sweaty, awkward reality to the back seat of a car."  
- Heather Clisby, Movie Magazine International

"Mary Jane is unlike anything I've ever seen, in that the female point of view is so bold. I mean, nobody's going to mistake this for one of John Milius' old films, you know?"  - Nathaniel Thompson,

Inspired by underground cinema, record labels and 'zine culture, Sarah Jacobson was a one-woman '90s DIY powerhouse. Taking on every major function from production through distribution, Jacobson's fuck-you, can-do attitude shone through her onscreen work and beyond. In her short life, Sarah found fans amongst other female culture-shifting titans Allison Anders, Tamra Davis, and Kim Gordon. These films stand as a testament to Sarah's vision, grit, determination, and raw talent.

Jacobson's only feature film, Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore, is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture. It brings lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre, and it mostly takes place in a repertory movie theater! First jobs, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out - all are handled with utter honesty.

The 27-minute short I Was a Teenage Serial Killer was produced with encouragement of filmmaker George Kuchar (Hold Me While I'm Naked), Jacobson's instructor at San Francisco Institute of the Arts. Like Slacker meets Valerie Solanas, the film depicts a 19-year old woman who responds to catcalls, condescension and bad sex the only way she knows how - with murder.