24aug7:00 pm9:00 pmHOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN BOOK LAUNCH - JACKSONVILLE, FLA
HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN Book Launch with YOU’LL LIKE MY MOTHER (1972) Weds August 24, 7:00PM Tickets $10 or $55 with book: https://www.sunraycinema.com/location/sunraycinema/hopw Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but
HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN Book Launch
with YOU’LL LIKE MY MOTHER (1972)
Weds August 24, 7:00PM
Tickets $10 or $55 with book: https://www.sunraycinema.com/location/sunraycinema/hopw
Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but few things are more transfixing than a woman losing her mind onscreen. Horror as a genre provides the most welcoming platform for these histrionics: crippling paranoia, desperate loneliness, masochistic death-wishes, dangerous obsessiveness, apocalyptic hysteria. Unlike her male counterpart – ‘the eccentric’ – the female neurotic lives a shamed existence, making these films those rare places where her destructive emotions get to play.- From House of Psychotic Woman.
In 2012, a book debuted that would go on to canonical status and usher in a new way of writing about film. Kier-La Janisse’s HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN was billed as “an autobiographical topography of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films,” and explored hundreds of films through a daringly personal lens. To mark its 10th anniversary, Kier-La Janisse (director of the award-winning documentary WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR, 2021) and FAB Press have reteamed to produce an expanded edition of HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN.
Kier-La is heading down to Sun-Ray with a few copies of this expanded edition under her arm, she will discuss the book a bit then introduce the 1972 creeper, You’ll Like My Mother (which is featured in the new edition) starring Patty Duke and Richard Thomas.
Let’s hang out!
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm