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Film Programs
Self-Determined Selves

November 17 at 2:00
East Building Auditorium

A program of shorts by several of Britain’s most important women filmmakers includes the lyrical Mirrored Measure (Sarah Pucill, 1996, 9 minutes), which explores Jacques Lacan’s idea of the “mirror stage”; Deliliah (Tanya Syed, 1995, 12 minutes), a meditation on violence, love, and survival; Lady Lazarus (Sandra Lahire, 1991, 24 minutes), the first part of a trilogy entitled “Living on Air,” inspired by the life and work of poet Sylvia Plath; A Life in a Day with Helena Goldwater, a trawl through a fictional day in the life of a performance artist who doubles as a deck chair attendant (Sarah Turner, 1996, 20 minutes); and the silent, optically printed Imaginary, told in three parts (Moira Sweeney, 1990, 16 minutes). (Total running time 81 minutes)

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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