This screening consists of two consecutive standalone films by director Sarah Jacobson.
Sarah Jacobson is also known as 'The Queen of DIY.' Quite logically, considering her punk-inspired filmmaking approach. Jacobson merged B-movie aesthetics with riot grrrl feminism to develop a style that continues to influence young filmmakers to this day.
In I Was a Teenage Serial Killer (1993), Jacobson's first real film, we follow a 19-year-old woman who responds to sexist men by killing them. Mary Jane is Not a Virgin Anymore (1996) is Jacobson's only feature-length film. A teenager works at a local cinema and simultaneously explores her own sexuality.
Jacobson was closely involved in every step of the production process of her films. From production to distribution, she did it all herself. It's not surprising, then, that she has built a significant reputation and can count filmmaker Tamra Davis and musician Kim Gordon among her fans.
These films are part of our 'DIY Cinema' series, screening in February and March at De Uitkijk.