Fri Dec 2, 7:00 PM - Fri Dec 2, 9:00 PM
1662 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Community: Kansas City


Shocking And Polarising.. Jane Arden’s Most Personal Vision. And No One Has Followed Her Lead In The Decades Since. Wonders In The Dark. Come and join us our one of the best Night in Kanas City and make your day Special in Town.

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It’s Been Called “harrowing” (The Guardian), “seriously Disturbing” ( And “part Documentary, Part Primal Scream” (Screen Slate). More Than Half A Century Later, It Remains All That And More: In 1972, Screenwriter/feminist/radical Theater Icon Jane Arden Adapted Her Own Multimedia Stage Production "A New Communion For Freaks, Prophets And Witches" Into A Nightmarish Exploration Of Reason, Chaos And Her Own Battles With Mental Illness Unlike Anything Audiences Have Seen Before Or Since. Sheila Allen (Children Of The Damned), Ann Lynn (The Black Torment), Renowned Visual Artist Penny Slinger And Arden Herself Star In The Only British Feature Film Of The 1970s Solo-directed By A Woman, Recently Restored In 2k By The British Film Institute.

In 2012 Kier-la Janisse Published House Of Psychotic Women, Billed As “an Autobiographical Topography Of Female Neurosis In Horror And Exploitation Films.” It Soon Became One Of The Most “vital” (Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog) And “astonishing” (Daily Grindhouse) Genre Tomes Of All Time. To Mark The Book’s 10th Anniversary, Award-winning Writer / programmer / filmmaker Janisse (Woodlands Dark And Days Bewitched) Now Presents Four Of The Strongest And Strangest Explorations Of Onscreen Delirium And Hysteria.

Stray Cat Film Center Is Excited To Be Screening These Four Films, Courtesy Of Severin Films And The American Genre Film Archive From The House Of Psychotic Women Collection.

Doors Open @ 6:30 ; Film Starts @ 7:00 / Runtime 111 Minutes

Ladies Night Is A Monthly Series Hosted By Stray Cat Programmer Danielle Krakenberg. These Films Are Intentionally Picked With A Focus On The Struggle, Rise, And Triumph Of Empowered (And Sometimes Crazy) Women. At Ladies Night We Will View And Analyze The Complex Dynamics, Common Tropes, And Stereotypes Of Women In Genre Films And How They’re Depicted On The Big Screen. It's Called Ladies Night, But People Of All Genders Are Welcome!

Kier-la Janisse Is An Author, Critic, Film Programmer, Podcaster, Publisher And Producer With An Emphasis On Genre Cinema.

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