SCARLET DIVA

Showings

Scene 1 Wed, Mar 27 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Women's March
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:91 minutes
Director:Asia Argento (The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things)
Year Released:2000
Production Country:Italy
Language:English

Description

Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren are joined by Jessie Seitz from Midway Picture Show to 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!

 

Late Shift at the Grindhouse is proud to present a selection chosen by guest programmer, filmmaker Jessie Seitz (Devotion).

 

Presented with Maegan Houang & Grace Kredell's short film Red Light, Green Light (2018).

Red Light, Green Light follows two young women sequestered in an underground bunker in a poetic, experimental nature.

"Argento's disarmingly self aware directorial debut rings just as true today as it did almost twenty years ago.  Told in an abstract narrative, the director merges real life experiences with fantasy to create a compelling story that will stay with the viewer for years to come." - Jessie Seitz, Midway Picture Show

 

"Perhaps the earliest #metoo film." - The San Francisco Chronicle

"The thesis of Scarlet Diva - that the cinema's icons of young, female sex appeal are subject to constant abuse and exploitation and that they find both pleasure and anguish in such attention - is hard to dispute. Ms. Argento's response, at once earnest and thoroughly calculated, is to take revenge by exploiting herself more thoroughly than anyone else could, turning sado-masochism, which is customarily played as a duet, into a solo performance."  - A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"This is such a dazzlingly self-assured directorial debut that it's hard to know what to praise first." - FX Feeney, LA Weekly

WINNER: Best Actress - Melbourne Underground Film Festival

In her stunning, semi-autobiographical directorial feature debut, Asia Argento plays Anna Battista, a rising young actress who, despite her popularity and success, experiences despair and degredation at the hands of an abusive industry. Her harrowing journey towards redemption leads her on a sordid spree of excess across America and Europe while trying to recapture her innocence and find true love.

 

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