Friday Night Weird is a weekly cult film series at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center. We program films of all genres, new and old, so long as they are visually striking, thematically subversive, under seen, under appreciated or just plain WEIRD.
March is Women's History Month
-and these four films directed by women are very distinct voices in genre film, not likely to fall into well-worn tropes and predictable plots with stereotypical characters.
You Were Never Really Here
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. (Lynne Ramsay, 2017, UK, 1:29, R)
An exercise in avant-garde cinema that is freshly humorous and accessible, this dark comedy eschews a traditional narrative for a Dadaist construction of events. Perpetually dressed in vibrantly corresponding costumes and dark black eyeliner, Marie and Marie work together to create mischief. Historically a key film in the Czech New Wave movement, Daisies was banned and director Vera Chytilová was forbidden to work until 1975. (Vera Chytilová, 1966, Czechoslovakia, 1:14, NR)
Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) breaks the local code of conduct by confronting her kin about their conspiracy of silence. Should she fail to track her father down, Ree Dolly, her younger siblings, and their disabled mother will soon be rendered homeless. (Debra Granik, 2010, USA, 1:40, R)