108 mins – United States 2022 – Documentary – Dir: Nina Menkes
Featuring: Rhiannon Aarons, Kathleen Antonia and Rosanna Arquette
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power is a mesmerising visual journey through cinema’s sexist bloodstream that will forever change the way you see and make films.
Based on her acclaimed talk “Sex & Power: The Visual Language of Cinema”, director Nina Menkes compels the casual moviegoer and cinephile alike to confront how the visual language of cinema is used to disempower women at the most fundamental level.
Using more than 175 film clips from canonical Hollywood favourites and cult classics as well as interviews with filmmakers and scholars, Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power reveals a sinister framework of misogyny and paternalism that, from early cinema to the present day, infiltrates some of our favourite movies.
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