“The Love Witch” casts an intense spell, which simply must be seen to be believed. Samantha Robinson stars in a surreal performance as Elaine, a self-described love witch currently driving through California on a hunt for The One. Elaine is a femme fatale for the history books—instantly iconic even as she appears plucked from the gauzy filters of another era. “The Love Witch” is feminist high camp: outspoken and outrageous in its intent, familiar and fun in its play with pastiche but absolutely surprising. It is also a testament to a new voice in feminist cinema and its fairy tales.
Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free: No Tickets Required
This film is part of the 2017-2018 film series at the Schlesinger Library. This year-long film series will explore feminism and the fairy tale. Each evening’s feature will include a film short and brief introduction to the programming. Curated by Katie B. Kohn, a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in film and visual studies through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.