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LET ME DIE A WOMAN

4:15

Thursday, June 16

Directed by Doris Wishman

(1978) Astonishly graphic and bizarrely dispassionate in tone, Wishman’s rare foray into documentary includes on-camera interviews, staged re-enactments, and cringe-worthy footage of actual sex change surgery. 35mm print courtesy American Genre Film Archive. Approx. 79 mins.

Reviews

“One of the most jaw-dropping and unclassifiable films ever to ooze from the 70s grindhouse.”
– Fandor

“THE FEMALE ED WOOD! Nonsensical editing choices, including cutaways to paintings and ashtrays, overdubbed dialogue, gratuitous violence and nudity, and the exploitation of innocent women aplenty, a Doris Wishman film is titillating, odd, and endearing at the same time. WISHMAN’S FILMS EXIST ON THEIR OWN TERMS!”
– Alison Nastasi, Flavorwire