Pratt Film Society Presents: “You Are Not I”
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Higgins Hall Auditorium
YOU ARE NOT I
Directed by Sara Driver
(1981, U.S.A, 50 mins.)
A haunting adaptation of a 1948 short story by Paul Bowles about a woman who escapes from an asylum, You Are Not I played widely in the international film festival circuit in the early Eighties. Then, a leak in a New Jersey warehouse destroyed the negative, leaving director Sara Driver with only an unprojectable copy. Miraculously, a print was found among the holdings of Paul Bowles in 2009, and now the film has been restored. Undoubtedly one of the most impressive works to emerge from the post-punk downtown scene, the film was beautifully shot by Jim Jarmusch (who also co-wrote the screenplay) and features Suzanne Fletcher, Nan Goldin and Luc Sante.
-- Film Society of Lincoln Center