LET ME DIE A WOMAN
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.
“One of the most jaw-dropping and unclassifiable films ever to ooze from the 70s grindhouse.”
“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