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BAD GIRLS GO TO HELL & A NIGHT TO DISMEMBER

9:30*

Saturday, June 4

Directed by Doris Wishman

*Introduced by Doris Wishman biographer Michael Bowen

Click here for Michael’s interview about Doris Wishman for Flavorwire.

Bad Girls Go To Hell (1965) Assaulted by her building super, Bostonite Gigi Darlene kills him, then flees to NYC, where other sexual situations and a dream sequence ensue, en route to a twist ending. Wishman’s move from nudie movies to soft core. “Forerunner of the feminist exploitation genre. With sharp editing and a startlingly tactile sense of texture, her most obvious counterpart is the more widely lauded Russ Meyer.” – L.A. Times. 35mm. Approx. 71 mins.

A Night to Dismember (1983): Wishman put together this patchwork of recycled outtakes. “The most obtuse work of unintentional surrealism since Dwayne Esper’s Maniac.” – Michael Bowen. Digital. Approx. 80 mins. 

Reviews

“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