Saturday, December 18, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Sally Potter. 1992, 94 mins. 35mm. With Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Simon Russell Beale. In one of the most audacious movies of the ’90s, British director Sally Potter undertook Virginia Woolf’s seemingly unadaptable 1928 modernist novel about an Elizabethan poet and nobleman who inexplicably lives for centuries as both a man and a woman. Potter comes out on the other side of this challenge with a sumptuous, lavish triumph that’s a landmark of feminist and queer filmmaking. And in a breakthrough performance, a majestically porcelain Tilda Swinton fully embodies Orlando as a mischievous, androgynous romantic.
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