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IFI & DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE: 3 WOMEN

Director: ROBERT ALTMAN

124 minutes, U.S.A., 1977, Digital


This film screened 11th May 2016.

We are pleased to welcome artist Jesse Jones, Director of the Feminist Film Festival Karla Healion and IFI’s Alice Butler to take part in a panel discussion after the screening.

A key reference point for Jesse Jones in the development of her exhibition, ‘NO MORE FUN AND GAMES’ at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Robert Altman’s oneiric masterpiece portrays the elusive bond that evolves between poised Millie Lammoreaux (Shelley Duvall), her obsequious co-worker Pinky Rose (Sissy Spacek) and a more peripheral artist figure called Willie Hart (Janice Rule).  While settling into a new job at a health spa in a dusty Californian resort town, Pinky starts to idolize Millie, an incessantly talkative fellow Texan who everyone else seems largely to ignore.  Soon after Pinky moves in with Millie however, their identities begin to interchange, with Pinky becoming intractable and Millie more subservient.  With an eerie, pneumatic score from Gerald Busby, whose music also features in Jones’ exhibition, 3 Women is one of the most distinctive, unsettling and absorbing American films from the 70s.

This event is part of Jesse Jones’ exhibition ‘NO MORE FUN AND GAMES’ at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane which runs till 26th June, 2016. 

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