Crazy Bloody Female Center

Institute History

  • 2001 Sundance Film Festival


This exceedingly thoughtful and visually stunning piece draws from previous film by award-winning filmmaker Nina Menkes as it synthesizes the inner dream worlds of a deeply alienated woman with her harsh, out reality. A screen on a haunted proscenium reveals a variety of violent scenes in her life while flowers, butterflies, and glowing stars float elusively around, offering an escape to sublimely surreal landscapes, words of insight, and peaceful meditations. Viewers choose their own narrative path through the woman’s experience as she searches for release by clicking on the proscenium and the clicking on the floating flowers, stars and butterflies.


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