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26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts

The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts

director: Lynne Sachs
original title: The House of Science: A Museum of False Facts
year: 1991
running time: 30 min.

synopsis

This defiant feminist mosaic subversively recontextualizes archived materials dating back to the 1950s. Footage taken from a medical laboratory, an educational film on menstruation, and an amateur fantasy film about a mermaid gain whole new meanings. The repurposed shots represent the female body as a kind of freak show of bodily processes, sexuality, and maladaptation. Opposing the distorted imagery of women rooted in our patriarchal world is American poet Gertrude Stein, who seeks to bridge the gap between the "body of the body" and the "body of the mind" and achieve the integrity denied to women by Western society.

 

"I deconstruct a purely cinematic reality that to me seems disturbing, humorous, and just plain visually provocative. The composition of a single frame displaces the seedbed where I can cultivate my paintings and collages."

biography

Lynne Sachs (1961) is an American experimental filmmaker and poet. She studied film and history in San Francisco and at Sorbonne. Her work blurs the lines between live-action film, documentary, collage, and performance. Sachs tends to explore feminist and socially critical themes. Ji.hlava IDFF 2021 will also present her film Maya at 24.

more about film

director: Lynne Sachs
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas
Aktuálně.cz
Respekt
Kudy z nudy