Zodiac Film Club launches their guest edited issue of Arty Magazine – devoted to Julia Leigh’s SLEEPING BEAUTY – with a screening at The Castle Cinema.
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SLEEPING BEAUTY d. Julia Leigh, 2011 + zine launch, presented by Zodiac Film Club at The Castle Cinema (21 FEB 18:45).
Zodiac Film Club launches our guest edited issue of Arty Magazine – devoted entirely to Julia Leigh’s 2011 film SLEEPING BEAUTY – with a special screening of the film at The Castle Cinema.
Lucy, an impassive but wry student, works a series of manual jobs to support herself. Her constant search for employment leads her to a mysterious role as a ‘Sleeping Beauty’, an experience that requires her to be completely unconscious. Despite the monetary rewards, Lucy becomes obsessed with finding out what happens to her when she is asleep…
Divisive in both its critical and commercial receptions for its perverse, opaque lead character and ambiguous depiction of female passivity, the film has nonetheless been lauded for its confident directorial style and unforgettable beauty. But it was particularly the film’s cult ‘Tumblr girl’ following that inspired us to explore the film more deeply. After months of analysing and deconstructing, we’re excited to share it with you anew.
Arty is a magazine edited by artist, gallerist and academic Cathy Lomax. For this special collaborative issue, SLEEPING BEAUTY is explored through commissioned essays, fan art and an interview with the film’s production designer Annie Beauchamp, along with director’s notes kindly contributed by Julia Leigh. Copies of the magazine will be on sale at the event for a special price.
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