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Issue 16 Launch and Film Screening

13 nov 2007
Book launch
Roy & Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles.

Reception 7:45 pm | Film 8:30 pm

Roy & Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT)
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$9 / $7 Students / $4 CalArts

Launch of Afterall 16 and screening of Ulrike Ottinger’s Madame X: An Absolute Ruler.

In this cult feminist pirate film, the harsh beauty Madame X calls upon women to trade their comfortable but dull lives for a world of danger and adventure on the China seas. Among those that gather aboard her ship, Orlando, are a housewife, a diva, a psychologist, a ‘native’ beauty, and an artist (played by Yvonne Rainer). Fueled by discontent, their utopia unravels as they begin to ritualize the power games of the outside world.

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