Elisabeth Subrin: Three Films

Brooklyn-based filmmaker and artist Elisabeth Subrin explores female identity and representation in narrative, documentary, experimental, and gallery-based work. Subrin will introduce and discuss this selection of short films, which includes her latest Maria Schneider, 1983, which recently received the Cesar Award (the French Oscar) for Best Short Documentary.

  • Maria Schneider, 1983 (2022)
  • Shulie (1997)
  • Sweet Ruin (2008)

This screening will be accompanied by a post-show Q&A with Elisabeth Subrin, led by Wexner Center for the Arts Director of Film/Video Dave Filipi.

Director: Elisabeth Subrin
Runtime: 25 min

A restaging of a confrontational interview with the iconic French actress best-known as the female lead in Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial Last Tango in Paris (1972). Casting contemporary actresses Manal Issa, Aïssa Maïga, and Isabel Sandoval as Schneider, Subrin recontextualizes her statements about the sexist film industry to illustrate how little has changed, even post #MeToo.

Director: Elisabeth Subrin
Runtime: 36 min

A landmark film, Shulie is a reimagined documentary about trailblazing feminist Shulamith Firestone.

Director: Elisabeth Subrin
Runtime: 10 min

This riveting adaptation of the unrealized script for Michelangelo Antonioni’s Technically Sweet, stars Gaby Hoffman in the roles intended for Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.



Apr 27, 2023


7:00 pm

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Wexner Center for the Arts


Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
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