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Film Maudit 2.0 – DOLLHOUSE: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Pop Culture
November 16, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm PST$10
A puppet animation told a la VH1’s Behind the Music, Dollhouse charts the rise and fall of fictional child star Junie spoon’s career as her life is splashed all over the media and recounted by those who claim to know her until she is inevitably eliminated from her own story. Dollhouse will have you in painful laughter as the film blatantly ignores political correctness in a bold, no-holds-barred look at the insidious mechanisms governing misogyny in America. (USA, 75 min., dir. Nicole Brending) World Premiere: Slamdance 2019
Screened with short film: Maintain Yourself (USA, 3:51, dir. Ellie LaCourt)
The animator performs her grooming routine on a puppet of herself.
Director Bio (DOLLHOUSE)
Internationally award-winning writer/director Nicole Brending’s debut feature, Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture won the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize and the George Stark Spirit of Slamdance Award at the 25th Slamdance Film Festival and Best Movie of the Feature Competition at the 2019 Lucca Film Festival with Rutger Hauer presiding over the jury. Previously, her short film Selfied won the coveted Silver Saint George for Best Film in the Short Film Competition at the 38th Moscow International Film Festival in 2016 with screenings in France, Italy, Cyprus, New York, and Australia.
Director Bio (MAINTAIN YOURSELF)
Ellie LaCourt is a Philadelphia-based artist, animator, and filmmaker. She recently received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Northeastern University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. Her work lives at the intersection of animation and documentary, exploring issues of identity with a personal lens. Her short films have screened at film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.