For many Europeans and Americans in the 1960s and 1970s, the dark world of suffering that had been forged in the first half of the 20th century was ready to be contested. While the world created by daddies was steeped in trauma, daughters became seduced by apocalyptic fantasies of overturning the oppressive triptych of patriarchy, religion, and the military-industrial complex. Peter Whitehead and Niki de Saint Phalle's 1973 film presents an angry retort to oppressive regimes, particularly that most destructive one of childhood sexual abuse. (This film is not rated; 90 mins.)
Due to mature content, viewer discretion is advised.
Film shown courtesy of Contemporary Films, London, and the Niki Charitable Art Foundation.
This film screening is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.