Category Archives: Conferences and comments

The Short Hot Flush Film Festival

I deviate again from the focus of Feature Films to post the report of Jane, member of   Brent U3A  Older Woman in Film Group. The Short Hot Flush Film Festival – Brighton – October 3rd Two women came up … Continue reading

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THE OTHERNESS OF THE OLD WOMAN Take 3

Old woman as ‘other’ and films In my blog of Nov. 2009 I wrote: When I first started to show films featuring women of 60 years and over to my contemporaries, I was 63. Some of the women in the … Continue reading

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THE OLD WOMAN WHO WALKED IN THE SEA (1991)

I found a VHS subtitled copy of The Old Woman Who Walked in the Sea. I had seen the film ages ago but must have decided not to show it to the film group because of its language. Now when … Continue reading

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THE STRAIGHT STORY 2

Ageist language I could not resist flagging. From the NFT viewing notes of Charulata (1964 – dir. Satyajit Ray) I quote   : … I saw old women doddering out of the cinema with tears in their eyes …. the ancient women emerging … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT (1977) : Inside I feel 18 years old

In my previous post I analysed a 4 minutes scene where Myrtle is challenged about her inability to act the role of an older woman, Virginia, or disclose her age. This crucial scene occurs nearly half way through the film. It … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT: age does not matter?

I cannot remember when I first saw Cassavetes’ Opening Night (1977), maybe before I got interested  in the representation of old women in film.  All I remember is that I came out of the cinema bewildered. I did not understand its style, … Continue reading

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Love of the cinema and generations.

As you can see in the comments on the Film Guide section, Paola has reminded me  of two Cassavetes films that deal with women and age. She wrote her MA dissertation on : Gena Rowlands et le renouveau de la … Continue reading

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