Author Elisabeth Ladenson will introduce the 7:30pm screening
Wine & beer reception after both screenings
Free for FIAF Members
Join us for a rare screening of two documentaries by video pioneer Carole Roussopoulos that highlight feminist actions in the aftermath of '68.
The Prostitutes of Lyon Speak / Les prostituées de Lyon parlent
Dir. Carole Roussopoulos, 1975
46 min. B&W. In French with English subtitles
In the spring of 1975, 200 female sex workers occupied a church in Lyon to protest police harassment following murders in their community. In this fly-on-the-wall-style film, the women talk about their lives and the social and financial pressures they face.
Maso and Miso Go Boating / Maso et Miso vont en bateau
Dir. Carole Roussopoulos, Nadja Ringart, Ioana Wieder, Delphine Seyrig, 1976
55 min. B&W. In French with English subtitles
In this caustic meditation on society's expectations of women, a collective of feminist filmmakers re-cut an interview by Françoise Giroud, the French Minister for Women's Wellbeing at the time, and critique, lampoon, and denounce her patronizing claims and the institutions that support them.
Series curated by Delphine Selles-Alvarez. Special thanks to Alliance Program at Columbia University, Artline Films, Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir, French Cultural Services, Institut français, and University of Chicago. CinéSalon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. CinéSalon is supported by Air France and Delta Air Lines, BNP Paribas, and Renault Nissan Mitsubishi. Cordier Enjoy la Vie is the exclusive wine partner and Kronenbourg 1664 is the exclusive beer partner for CinéSalon.
Program Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, Cordier Enjoy la Vie, Engie, French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), Florence Gould Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Jacadi, JCDecaux, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NY State Council on the Arts, and Office de Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt