Matchbox Cineclub Weird Weekend | Sarah Jacobson 2K restorations
Sat 31 August 2019
I Was A Teenage Serial Killer Weird Week vomo
Two cinematic beacons combining B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism, screening in brand-new 2K preservation. Inspired by underground cinema, record labels and 'zine culture, Sarah Jacobson was a one-woman ’90s DIY powerhouse. Taking on every major function, from production through distribution, Jacobson’s fuck-you, can-do attitude shone through her onscreen work and beyond. In her short life, Sarah found fans amongst other female culture-shifting titans Allison Anders, Tamra Davis, and Kim Gordon. These films stand as a testament to Sarah’s vision, grit, determination, and raw talent.
In the 27-minute short, a 19-year old woman responds to catcalls, condescension and bad sex the only way she knows how - with murder.
Jacobson's only feature film is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture, bringing lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre - first job, first time, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out - all are handled with utter honesty.
I Was A Teenage Serial Killer (Sarah Jacobson, 1993) 27m
Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Anymore (Sarah Jacobson, 1998) 1hr 38m
Both screenings will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Screening as part of Matchbox Cineclub's Weird Weekend. Screening in association with Pity Party Film Club. Thanks to AGFA.
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