• Sun 15 Sep 7:30PM

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She Monkeys

Director • Lisa Aschan

Country • Sweden

Year • 2011

Duration • 83 min

Rating • M

Language • Swedish with English subtitles

“I wanted every scene to be a duel. I see this film as a western.” – Lisa Aschan

First crush, first betrayal, first day on a new equestrian vaulting team.

When Emma arrives at the stables to meet her new team (trivia: people still do aerobics on the backs of trotting horses! It is not just something monkeys do in cartoons!) she is immediately drawn into the web of Cassandra, an intense, older and more experienced performer. While the two engage in a string of psycho-sexual challenges, Emma’s little sister Sara is learning for herself what it means to be sexualised, to feel shame and to have your heart broken.

“Lisa Aschan thrillingly subverts the coming-of-age genre, political correctness, gender roles and (without ever becoming graphic) just about everything to do with the depiction of developing sexuality in the taboo-breaking She Monkeys.” – Variety

A co-presentation with Filmme Fatales, a truly excellent quarterly zine full of women’s perspectives on the places where film and feminism intersect.

FILMME FATALES DOUBLE BILL: two films, two female directors, a new flock of film fatales.

On Sunday 15 September She Monkeys screens as a double bill with Tomboy. To purchase a double-bill ticket ($30 entry to both films) please use this link. There will be a one-hour interval between films when FEE£INGS (Filmme Fatales‘ Brodie Lancaster and Sinead Stubbins) will play iconic tunes from the films that taught them how to feel. Bring your emotions.

Video art in the cinema. This session we feature Melbourne-based artist Marc Reid‘s Lomond. Presented in collaboration with Channels — The Australian Video Art Festival, happening 18–21 September 2013.

“A copy of Story Of The Eye by George Bataille, an advert for ice cream with a little girl wearing a bikini, and Shirley Temple.”

–Lisa Aschan on her inspiration, The Guardian

“In those western films, it’s all about making the close-up as powerful as the panoramic shot. I wanted to create a film where the look in a character’s eye can be as powerful and transfixing as the sound of a horse’s hooves hitting the floor as it gallops.”

–Lisa Aschan, director