THE LADIES ALMANACK
First show: June 30
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THE LADIES ALMANACK is a feature-length film written & directed by Daviel Shy, based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The film is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s writing through the friendships, jealousies, flirtations and publishing woes of female authors and artists in 1920s Paris.
Arranged month-by-month like an almanac, the story is told by three narrators: Hélène Cixous (herself), Luce Irigaray (Elesa Rosasco), and Monique Wittig (Eileen Myles). Seminal texts of these radical feminist writers were published in the 1970s: the same decade The Ladies Almanack was reprinted for a public readership. Each character is a hybrid of the historically researched figure and the contemporary artist who portrays her; with the exception of one person, Hélène Cixous. She will be playing herself in the film and is therefore the sole character where the past catches the present in continuous being.
Watch the trailer here: