Sunday, September 25, 2005

MadCat Double Feature

Phantom of the Operator & The Time We Killed

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with MadCat International Women’s Film Festival

Cinematheque co-presents a double-feature with the MadCat International Women’s Film Festival this year! At 7 pm, Martel screens her witty hour-long love affair with telephone operators, The Phantom of the Operator. Using archival footage from 1903 on to trace the evolution of this oft-filmed profession, this delightfully inventive labor history reveals a story of female workers rarely credited for their role in the development of global communications. At 8:30, Reeves presents The Time We Killed, her debut feature exploring the inner life of a writer unable to leave her NY apartment on the brink of the US invasion of Iraq. Robyn (played by poet Lisa Jarnot) confronts her growing agoraphobia in this beautifully shot and emotionally compelling portrait of contemporary alienation. (Ariella Ben-Dov)