- Peggy Ahwesh |
- 1989 |
- 40 minutes |
- B&W |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Made with Keith Sanborn. Featuring performances by Jennifer Montgomery, Roman Quanta la Gusta, Scott Shat, Diane Torr and Leslie Singer.
"THE DEADMAN charts the adventures of a nearly naked heroine who leaves the corpse of her dead lover in a country house, goes to a bar and sets in motion a scabrous free-form orgy before returning to her house to die. The film manages to approximate the transgressive poetic prose of Bataille (a mixture of elegance, raunchy defilement and barbaric splendor) while celebrating female sexual desire without the usual patriarchal-porn trimmings." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
Exhibition: Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991; Creteil Int'l Festival of Films by Women; Festival de Nouveau Cinema, Montreal; Melbourne Int'l Film Festival; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Other Cinema, SF.