Curator’s Pick: ‘Ms. 45’ and ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’


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What are you doing this Friday? View two powerful cinematic vigilante films one after another with Ms. 45 and Kill Bill: Volume 1. ‘In Character’ currently showing at GOMA brings together a cast of actresses and characters who challenge our expectations for the behaviour, desire and physicality of women onscreen.

View the films on the big screen as they were intened. The Australian Cinémathèque is the only Australian art gallery with purpose-built facilities dedicated to film and the moving image and features many 35mm prints sourced from film archives around the world and screened in one of Australia’s last 35mm film venues.

Ms. 45 (released in Australia as Angel of Vengeance) 1981 | R18+
Director: Abel Ferrara
7.15pm Friday 24 June | 1hr 20mins

Abel Ferrara’s cult classic follows a mute garment-district seamstress who, after falling victim to multiple unspeakable assaults, ignites a one-woman homicidal rampage against New York City’s entire male population. Critically maligned on its theatrical release, the exploitive low-budget film is considered a cult classic.

Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003 | R18+
Director/Script: Quentin Tarantion
9.00pm Friday 24 June 2016 | 1hr 51mins

Uma Thurman stars as The Bride, one-fifth of a team of assassins called DiVAS. When she decides to get married and leave the outfit her boss, Bill (David Carradine), is not a happy man and gets her former colleagues to show up at the wedding; leaving behind a blood bath and The Bride shot in the head. Four years later, The Bride sets out on a journey of revenge which is ultimately to kill her former boss, Bill.