2003, Dir. Jane Campion, 1hr 59min, R18 Violence, offensive language and sex scenes
New Zealand director Jane Campion ‘helps’ Meg Ryan shed (or ‘disarticulate’) her hard-won persona of America’s sweetheart in this noir character study.
Part of the Cindy Sherman Film Programme
Sundays 15 January – 19 March 2017
This programme includes six films selected by Cindy Sherman that have informed her practice and seven selected by Curator Aaron Lister that are almost impossible to watch without thinking about her work. Both have provided descriptions to accompany their selections.
Scary movies. Strange characters. Fierce women. Odd behavior. Obscured stories. Innovative filmmaking. I think these are the characteristics that tie together all the films that are my favorites, all the films that inspire me. They inspire me to create characters, tell stories without words, playing attraction off repulsion, letting the viewer discover the story (or making it hard for them).
Cindy Sherman selected these films for the screening programme that accompanied her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
In association with Cindy Sherman.