Not a Pretty Picture (Criterion Collection) (Blu ray) [USA]

C.C. 95

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Release Date: August 20, 2024
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Director: Martha Coolidge
  • United States
  • 1975
  • 82 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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Trailblazing filmmaker Martha Coolidge made her feature debut with this unflinchingly personal hybrid of documentary and fiction. Centered on an intense reenactment of Coolidge’s experience of **** in her adolescence, the film casts Michele Manenti (also a survivor) as the director’s younger self, and observes the actor and her castmates as they engage in a profound dialogue about what it means to recreate these traumatic memories, and about their attitudes concerning consent and self-blame. A high-stakes experiment in metacinema that broke new ground with its uncompromising examination of date ****, Not a Pretty Picture brings a stunning immediacy to questions about the on-screen representation of sexual violence and the limits of artistic catharsis.

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DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES​

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Martha Coolidge, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Interview with Coolidge conducted by filmmaker Allison Anders
  • Old-Fashioned Woman (1974), a documentary by Coolidge about her grandmother
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell
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