American Woman

Showings

SilverCity Sudbury Wed, Sep 18 7:00 PM
Film Info
Reception:Milestones, 1299 Marcus Drive
Programme:Gala Film Presentations
Release Year/Année de sortie:2019
Run Time/Durée:85 Minutes
Original Language/Langue originale:English
Country/Origine:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director/Réalisateur:Semi Chellas
Starring/Mettant en vedette:Hong Chau
Sarah Gadon
Lola Kirke
John Gallagher Jr.
Ellen Burstyn
David Cubitt
Acknowledgements
Distributed By/Distribué par:Elevation Pictures
Sponsored By/Comandité par:Milestones

Description

Inspired by the headline-dominating 1974 kidnapping of heiress Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of the American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalized re-imagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny Shimada (Chau), a political activist on the run from the United States government for past acts of violence. While living off-the-grid, a publisher comes to her with a deal, which Jenny agrees to in the hopes that it would finance an escape from the country. Jenny is assigned to write about and take care of Pauline (Gadon), the captured granddaughter of a wealthy newspaper mogul, and two other fugitives. With the story experienced through the perspective of an Asian-American, the film offers unique and refreshing insight into the ideologies of radical groups in the 1970s. American Woman is director Semi Chellas’ debut feature-length film.

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Ce film est inspiré de l’enlèvement de l’héritière Patricia Hearst, la petite-fille du magnat de la presse californien William Randolph Hearst, une histoire qui a fait couler beaucoup d’encre en 1974. American Woman est une reconstitution fictive de la période pendant laquelle la  jeune  femme  de 19 ans est séquestrée, le tout du point de vue de Jenny, une militante politique qui avait pour tâche de s’en occuper.

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