As part of his New York City rounds, the Canadian director Bruce LaBruce organizes a 35mm screening of a radical, overlooked Elizabeth Taylor vehicle. Based on a Muriel Spark novella, directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, shot by the great cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Last Tango in Paris, Apocalypse Now), and featuring — among other glorious attractions — an Andy Warhol cameo, The Driver’s Seat (1974) follows Taylor’s off-the-rails character as she travels to Rome carrying a death wish. In an enthusiastic piece on the Nitehawk website, LaBruce — who is scheduled to introduce the screening — writes the following: “[The Driver’s Seat] is…one of the most complex feminist statements of the Seventies, serving as a kind of allegory for a woman in search of her ultimate orgasm.”
Wed., April 29, 10 p.m., 2015
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