Kali Film: I Spit On Your Grave (1988) by Birgit and Wilhelm Hein

Sunday, September 17, 1989, 8:00 pm

Kali Film By Birgit & Wilhelm Hein

Plus Ed Wood’s Sinister Sex


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San Francisco, CA, 94133

Germany’s filmmaking duo Birgit and Wilhelm Hein have made their most challenging and incendiary film, the 75-minute Kali Film: I Spit On Your Grave (1988). Named for the Hindu Goddess of maternal tenderness and vengeful destruction, Kali is a found-footage compilation extracted from exploitation movies the Germans normally relegate to the Trivialfilme category (porn, splatter, prison movies) and fashioned into a study of female sexuality and violence as (mis)repre­sented in popular culture. Also: Sinister Sex (1960, 70′) by Ed Wood, Jr., creator of Glen or Glenda?