Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Nov 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:introduction by Reel Representation committee member Jess Roy.
Series Info
Series:Reel Representation
Film Info
Runtime:109 minutes
Director:Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Year Released:1996
Production Country:USA


Femininity has long been defined by how successfully a woman fits into the idea of the word feminine. Delicate, soft. In music, a feminine cadence has a weak beat. Women on the Verge presents five films directed by women, that challenge gender norms, and liberate their female protagonists by putting them on the edge of (or obliterating) the world that has defined them as "good girls".

"Works you up, wrings you out and leaves you gasping." - Roger Ebert

Sparks fly when Violet (Jennifer Tilly) sets eyes on Corky (Gina Gershon) in an elevator. Violet is the girlfriend of a violent gangster, Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), while Corky is fresh out of prison and doing renovations on the apartment next door. As the two women launch into a passionate love affair, they assemble an intricate plan for Violet to escape from Caesar, with two million dollars of the mob's money - but the important part is to make it out alive.

Now in its third year, FilmScene's Reel Representation has evolved from Women's March to become a year-round program that celebrates local, national and international female and gender non-binary artists. Reel Representation showcases new releases and film series from, special events with, and dialogues about this underrepresented perspective in the industry.