Riddles of the Sphinx
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Dinah Stabb, Merdelle Jordine, Riannon Tise
Neon acrobats. Gertrude Stein. Union politics and the question of childcare. Legendary feminist art and electronic music. The first on-screen mixed-race lesbian relationship. A brilliant lecture by Laura Mulvey.
Riddles of the Sphinx is the film that has, and gives, everything. A riddle wrapped in an enigma embraced by layers of dreamy images, ideas and sound, Riddles is a love letter about being a mother and a daughter, and remains one of the most revolutionary representations of how women think, feel, act and desire ever to hit the screen.
Accompanying short film
We are delighted to make short films available to exhibitors booking specific features from Revolt, She Said at no extra cost. To accompany screenings of Riddles of the Sphinx we will be screening Tap and Touch Cinema.
Our advisory certificate for both films is 15.
Tap and Touch Cinema (Tapp und Tastkino)
Dir: VALIE EXPORT | Austria | 1968 | 2 mins | available on digital download
Born of the ‘68 revolt against modern consumer and technical society, VALIE EXPORT’s notion of ‘expanded cinema’ is performed as a feminist killjoy who challenges the public to engage with real women instead of images on screen. If you would like to screen Tap and Touch Cinema alongside Riddles of the Sphinx, simply state this in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.