“A deeply personal evocation of queer humanity, grappling with both painful and banal experiences that strip it of its exoticism and examines the life of a queer woman with a keen emotional acuity.” - Mattie Lucas, From the Front Row

“Illustrates why the enthusiastic fandom and hushed reverence it receives feels earned.” - Alyx Vesey, Bitch Media

Saturday, February 17, 4:15 p.m. | In her provocative and minimalist first feature, made just before her masterpiece JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless and isolated young woman named Julie who embarks on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend. Hailed as the "cinematic Rosetta Stone of female sexuality" by queer film scholar (and former Film Center programmer) B. Ruby Rich, I, YOU, HE, SHE is renowned for its audacious real-time love scene and revered for its personal, humanistic portrayal of queer life.

Hot & HeavyLeave your inhibitions at the door and unclutch your pearls: the Film Center’s screens are sizzling with the 10 sexually liberated films of Hot & Heavy. A carnal exploration of desire, passion, and physical dexterity, Hot & Heavy encourages audiences to indulge in the erotic—not as forbidden fruit, but in a celebratory embrace of what turns us on in a safe space that respectfully recognizes the cinematic power of all things bodily bawdy. Content consideration: these films contain explicit sexual content (obviously). View full series.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu