Red Desert

Mar 17, 2015

(1964, 117 min)

Screening held at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue
Post-screening discussion moderated by James Tweedie!

Red Desert tells the story of a young woman, played by Monica Vitti, who seeks to survive in the modern world of anxiety and existential doubt. Antonioni's first color film is remarkable for the stunning industrial landscapes that seem to express the unease and alienation. Please note, this screening is hosted at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue. Special ticket pricing: $12/General Admission, $10/SAM and NWFF Members, $8/Students and Seniors.

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Series tickets may be purchased online, at the Ticketing Desk at the Seattle Art Museum or the Asian Art Museum, or over the phone with a credit card by calling the SAM Customer Service Center at 206.654.3210.

  • Don't miss our post-screening panel discussion with Kathy Weissbourd, Claudio Mazzola and Ed Skoog, moderated by James Tweedie!

Panelist Bios

Claudio Mazzola is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Washington. He received a degree in Cinema Studies in Milan. He has taught at the University of Michigan and Vassar College. His interests are mainly in contemporary Italian Literature, Cinema and culture. He has written articles on major Italian directors like  Michelangelo Antonioni, Francesco Rosi, Giusppe Berolucci, ecc. He has been collaborating with SIFF at the annual film festival Cinema Italian Style.

Ed Skoog is the author of two books of poetry, Mister Skylight and Rough Day, both published by Copper Canyon Press. Rough Day won the 2014 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. Skoog has received fellowships from Hugo House, George Washington University, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Lannan Foundation.

James Tweedie is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies. His essays have appeared in Cinema Journal, Cultural Critique, Public Culture, Screen, SubStance, and other journals, edited volumes, and anthologies. He is the author of The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization (Oxford University Press) and co-editor (with Yomi Braester) of Cinema at the City’s Edge: Film and Urban Networks in East Asia (Hong Kong University Press). 

Kathy Weissbourd, Ph.D is in private practice in Seattle and works with adults. She received her certificate in psychoanalysis from the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis in 2009, and is a training and supervising analyst on the faculty of the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Kathy is the author of Growing Up in the James Family (1985), a study of Henry James, Sr. and his influence on his son the psychologist William James. She has published book reviews in Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Kathy teaches on trauma and has done presentations at the Frye Art Museum on the unconscious, feminism and art in the late 19th century. She is particularly interested in the connections between Relational Psychoanalysis and American Pragmatism.


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