Jennifer Montgomery, my professor in graduate school and a great film maker, is screening her latest film, Deliver, 2008 at the University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center on Saturday, April 11th. There will be a Q&A after the screening, with the amazingly incisive Lauren Berlant.

In this all-female video remake of DELIVERANCE, a cast of experimental filmmakers/academics (Peggy Ahwesh, Su Friedrich, Jacqueline Goss, Meredith Root and Montgomery) play mirages of themselves—urban artists looking to unplug in the unspoiled wilderness. The filmmakers follow John Boorman’s original closely as the gender inversion complicates hegemonic notions of nature, power, and sexual violence, all on a stretch of river coincidentally called Beaverkill.

– via BAM

Saturday April 11th
Film Studies Center
5811 South Ellis Ave. Cobb Hall 307


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