Dir: Rona Mark, 2013, USA, 87 min
Lovey Chambers, a passionate but incompetent woman, finds herself in the midst of a ‘resistential crisis’. Not only are everyday objects violently confounding her, but her boyfriend has vanished and been replaced by an exact duplicate who doesn’t seem to recognise her. Desperate to find love and restore order to her chaotic life, Lovey must uncover the source of the objects’ anger.
Shot on black & white Super8 and featuring a psych soundtrack from The Flooz, Rona Mark’s third feature is a treat for fans of trash cinema, experimental narrative, and object-oriented ontology (OOO). As Lovey, actress Merritt Latimore lights up the alleyways of Pittsburgh on her odyssey into the centre of her own mind and giving us the anti-heroine we deserve – sassy, delusional and ultra-magnetic.
A fun lo-fi #DirectedbyWomen treat, this screening, in association with your new favourite DVD label Jukebox Kino, is a must for those who dig their women fiery and their films flipped out.
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The Gun is a brilliant boozer 10 minutes walk from the Hackney Picturehouse, which offers great food Tuesday-Sunday. Not Monday though – so eat before you come. http://www.thegunwellstreet.com/