Ms. 45

1981, 80m, DCP, U.S.

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Screened July 5, 2018

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Vengeance is hers in Ferrara’s career breakout, a feminist rethinking of Death Wish. Zoë Tamerlis (later Zoë Lund, as actress and screenwriter on Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant) is transfixing as a mute garment-district worker who, after being sexually assaulted twice in one night, becomes a vigilante, roaming the streets with her gun at the ready. Written by his frequent collaborator Nicholas St. John, this broke new ground for tough female-driven films.

A film by Abel Ferrara