This March, The Frida Cinema shines a spotlight on women filmmakers!
The featured director for March is the illustrious Sofia Coppola, and several of her films will be showcased over the course of the month, including The Beguiled, Marie Antoinette, The Virgin Suicides, and Lost in Translation.
In addition to highlighting Coppola’s work this March, The Frida Cinema will also be presenting a “Women Directors of Horror” series! Featured films from this series include Raw (aka Grave) directed by Julia Ducournau, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, and The Babadook directed by Jennifer Kent.
There will also be a special FREE event hosted at The Frida on Sunday, March 10th—a special screening of 1954 classic The Creature from the Black Lagoon, followed by a discussion and book signing with author Mallory O’Meary, who wrote: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick!
Milicent Patrick was one of Disney’s first female animators, and her contribution to the creation of the film’s iconic creature makes her the only woman in history to have created one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters! So rad!
It’s ladies to the front this month at The Frida, in addition to many other fine films being screened in March. (View the full calendar here!)
And of course, movies and music often go hand in hand—so on that note, here’s a small sampling from the soundtracks of some of these films!
“Ceremony” by New Order.
This 80’s jam is part of the anachronistic Marie Antoinette soundtrack, which features post-punk and new wave music—unique choices for this period piece set in the 1700’s.
“Giddy Stratospheres” by the Long Blondes.
I’m a fan of the Long Blondes record, “Someone to Drive You Home,” so hearing a snippet of this song during a colorful scene in Raw was a fun surprise.
“The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies.
This one comes to us from the soundtrack of The Virgin Suicides.
“Death” by White Lies.
This track from A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night—by English post-punk band White Lies—is soooo good!
“Sometimes” by My Bloody Valentine.
This song comes to us from Lost in Translation, the second feature film directed by Sofia Coppola, who said that much of the film’s soundtrack consisted of songs that she “liked and had been listening to…”
Some other great flicks screening at The Frida this March include:
>> AND MORE!! VIEW THE FULL CALENDAR FOR MARCH HERE!
Author: Yoli Ramazzina