Oh, Pioneers!

A Defiant Muse Film Society

23 January – 23 March 2020 - Alternate Thursdays at 6pm / Sabatini Building, Auditorium, and Nouvel Building, Protocol Room

Screenings: Free, until full capacity is reached / Debate: Free, with prior registration

Carole Roussopoulos recording Barbara during the filming of Les prostituées de Lyon parlent (The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak), 1975. Courtesy of Alexandra and Géronimo Roussopoulos
Carole Roussopoulos recording Barbara during the filming of Les prostituées de Lyon parlent (The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak), 1975. Courtesy of Alexandra and Géronimo Roussopoulos

The Museo sets in motion a new format of expanded mediation: The Film Society. The initiative will accompany exhibitions with a predominance of audiovisual language, setting forth a framework to view, in groups, different materials and think collectively ‘with’ them, thereby affirming the premise of a film society: a space of active contemplation, mutual learning and diverse debate.

On this occasion, and in parallel with the programme of guided tours Defiant Muses: Everyone Dreams of Responding to the Television, the Museo organises this film society around a selection of audiovisual materials, both complete films and film fragments, from the exhibition Defiant Muses. Delphine Seyrig and the Feminist Video Collectives in France in the 1970s and 1980s.

Each session of the six that make up this Film Society is divided into two: one part for the public screening and another for post-screening, featuring a smaller group (15 people maximum) to debate the content seen.

Programme

Session 1 - Thursday, 23 January – 6:30pm / Sabatini Building, Auditorium

Delphine Seyrig. Sois belle et tais-toi! (Be Beautiful but Shut Up)
France, 1976, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 110’ 29’’

Session 2 - Thursday, 6 February – 6:30pm / Nouvel Building, Protocol Room

Volker Schlöndorff y Françoise Spira. Souvenirs d’une année à Marienbad (Memories of Last Year at Marienbad)
France, 1961–2010, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 7’ 25’’ fragments

Chantal Akerman, Sami Frey y Agnès Ravez. Autour de Jeanne Dielman (Around Jeanne Dielman)
France, 1975–2004, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 78’ 29’’

Session 3- Thursday, 20 February – 6:30pm / Nouvel Building, Protocol Room

Les Insoumuses. Maso et Miso vont en bateau (Maso and Miso Go Boating)
France, 1976, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 57’ 1’’

Session 4 - Thursday, 5 March – 6:30pm / Sabatini Building, Auditorium

Carole Roussopoulos. Y’a qu’à pas baiser (Just Avoid Sex)
France, 1971, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 16’ 44’’

Vidéa. Kate Millett parle de la prostitution avec des féministes (Kate Millett Discusses Prostitution with Feminists)
France, 1975, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 3’ 28’’ fragment

Carole Roussopoulos. Les prostituées de Lyon parlent (The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak)
France, 1975, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 10’ 19’’ fragment

Carole Roussopoulos. Le F.H.A.R. (The Homosexual Revolutionary Action Front)
France, 1971, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 5’ 19’’ fragment

Session 5 - Thursday, 19 March – 6:30pm / Sabatini Building, Auditorium

Danièle Bordes y Carole Roussopoulos. Le Juge et les immigrés (The Judge and the Immigrants)
France, 1980, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 3’ 27’’ fragment

Claire Atherton, Anne Faisandier, Nadja Ringart y Ioana Wieder. Les racistes ne sont pas nos potes, les violeurs non plus (Racists Are Not Our Mates, Nor Are Rapists)
France, 1986, colour, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 3’ 8’’ fragment

Carole Roussopoulos. Des femmes immigrées de Gennevilliers (Immigrant Women of Gennevilliers)
France, 1984, b/w, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 4’ 43’’ fragment

Session 6 - Monday, 23 March – 6:30pm / Sabatini Building, Auditorium

Françoise Dasques. La Conference des femmes – Nairobi 85 (The Women’s Conference – Nairobi 85)
France, 1985, colour, original version in French with Spanish subtitles, digital, 60’ 28’’


Education programme developed with the sponsorship of the  Santander Fundación

Screenings: Free, until full capacity is reached / Debate: Free, with prior registration

  • Duration: The screening length varies from session to session — check the full programme. The subsequent debate time will depend on the screening time and participants
  • Registration method: via email by writing to mediacion@museoreinasofia.es, until 23 January. Registration is for the sessions as a whole and requires full attendance (capacity for 15 people) 
  • Accessibility: all materials screened have Spanish subtitles. For the subsequent debate, hearing loops are available and can be requested 10 minutes before the activity begins from the information staff located at the Meeting Point. 

    Programme and accompaniment in sessions: Miriam Martín

    Further information: Tel.: +34 91 774 10 00, ext.: 2034; mediacion@museoreinasofia.es   

    Education programme developed with the sponsorship of the Banco Santander Foundation