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Girlfriends

February-March 2018

Revisit cherished classics and discover trailblazing women filmmakers in our season celebrating female friendships.

Introduction by season co-programmers Isabel Stevens and Anna Bogutskaya

 

Introduction

“Female friendship has been the bedrock of women’s lives for as long as there have been women”
Rebecca Traister, journalist and author

Let’s hear it for the badass buddies, the inseparable gal-pals, the obsessive duos and the wisecracking girl gangs of cinema. Have we seen enough of them on the big screen? No. But are they out there? Hell, yes. Encompassing fiction, animation and documentary, features and shorts from all over the world, this two-month season celebrates the complexity of female friendships on screen, from the silent era to today. Films about female friends matter – just like real-life girlfriends – because they foreground intricate psychological portraits of women. These films are a tonic for the soul if you watch them on your own, but they’re even better if you bring your BFF or your posse along for the ride.

WANT MORE?

See our screenings of Lady Bird.

Coming in March: The Women, Daisies, Beaches and many more...

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Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation (MSFF)

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