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Films by Sandra Lahire

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Films by Sandra Lahire
Sandra Lahire (1950-2001) was a central member of the feminist and experimental filmmaking community in London in the 1980s and 1990s. Lesbian, Jewish, feminist – Lahire was a proud queer activist in a troubled time of British history, Thatcher’s 1980s.

She made ten 16mm films, most of them under half an hour in length. Hers is an important body of work that deserves wider recognition – its environmental concerns, its intersectional feminism, its honest discussion of mental health feel poignantly modern and relevant today.  Marked by corporeal vulnerability – her own, that of the female body, the body of the earth, the body of film – Lahire’s work proposes a comparison between the violence committed by patriarchal society against women and that committed by humans against the non-human world. Her four anti-nuclear films echo the feminist anti-nuclear, anti-war movement at the time. Formally, they merge documentary, performance, animation and experimentation (superimposition – both in camera and on the optical printer – re-filming, colourisation, changes of speed, layering of sounds).

Curated by Sara Sowell.

Tuesday, March 15, 2021
7:00 p.m. CT

Ticket Pricing – In Person:
Free and open to the public
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Union Cinema details:
This film screening is FREE to everyone. Unless noted otherwise, all films shown at the Union Cinema are $5 per ticket for non-UWM students. Special cases where films are free for everyone include Experimental Tuesdays, select film festivals such as the Festival of Films in French, Latin American Film Series, Italian Film Festival, African American Film Series and other screenings as noted.

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March 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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