Slovenian premiere of film and presentation of The Dialectic of Sex

Staging an extended act of homage, as well as a playful, provocative confounding of filmic propriety, Subrin and her creative collaborator Kim Soss resurrect Shulie (US, 1997, video, 36′ 38″, no subtitles), a little-known 1967 documentary portrait of Shulamith Firestone, a young Chicago art student, who, a few years later, would become a notable figure in Second Wave feminism, and author of the radical 1970 manifesto, The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution. Through its meticulous staging, the film expresses in Subrin’s words, “the residues of the past”, and the resonance of issues around gender and class today.

The screening will be followed by a Skype talk with the director (in English) and a discussion with Katja Čičigoj and Tanja Rener about Shulamith Firestone’s influential work The Dialectic of Sex, translated into Slovenian with the /*cf. publishing house in 2019.

Co-organised by: City of Women, Založba /*cf., Kinoteka.