JENNIFER REEDER: Valley Girls & the Teenage Girl Aesthetic [+filmmaker Q&A] + Skinny Girl Diet + Valley Girl [Martha Coolridge, US, 1983]
20:00 Wed 14 Jan 2015
Jennifer Reeder is a filmmaker and visual artist from Ohio. She constructs very personal narratives about landscapes, coincidence and trauma. Reeder’s work draws on influences from the John Hughes canon of eighties and nineties teen films, and specifically on one of her own adolescent favourites, VALLEY GIRL.
AND I WILL RISE, IF ONLY TO HOLD YOU DOWN (2012, 25 min)
A MILLION MILES AWAY (2014, 28 min)
SEVEN SONGS ABOUT THUNDER (2010, 20 min)
Skinny Girl Diet: …it’s Gothic, grunge and teen female! With a nod to riot grrl, and from the spirit of a lost Slits album to an American aesthetic of the 90s girl grunge of Babes in Toyland, this is female empowering and not scared to experiment with musical forms. www.skinnygirldietband.tumblr.com
VALLEY GIRL (Martha Coolridge, US 1983, 99 min): A young Nicholas Cage is a punk from the city, who meets Julie, a girl from the valley. They are from different worlds and find love, in spite of her shallow friends. Includes a new wave soundtrack including The Plimsouls, Sparks, The Psychedelic Furs, Modern English, and Men At Work.
Jennifer Reeder will intro and discuss the film, over 30 years since its release!
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