Karyn Kusama’s Adventures in Moviegoing

Karyn Kusama’s Adventures in Moviegoing

11 Episodes

The slyly subversive films of Karyn Kusama breathe fresh life into well-tread genres ranging from the sports drama (GIRLFIGHT) to teen horror (JENNIFER’S BODY) to the detective thriller (DESTROYER) through their daring tonal shifts and complex depictions of strong, fully realized women. In this episode of Adventures in Moviegoing, Kusama sits down with presenter and critic Alicia Malone to discuss the films she loves, including art-house classics by titans like Chantal Akerman, Satyajit Ray, and Akira Kurosawa.

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Karyn Kusama’s Adventures in Moviegoing
  • Karyn Kusama in Conversation

    Episode 1

    Karyn Kusama, the director of edgy genre-exploders like GIRLFIGHT, JENNIFER’S BODY, and DESTROYER, sits down with presenter and critic Alicia Malone to discuss the feminist potential of horror movies, her love for paranoid seventies thrillers, and favorite films that have shaped her approach to m...

  • Karyn Kusama on PATHER PANCHALI

    Episode 2

  • Pather Panchali

    Episode 3

    Directed by Satyajit Ray • 1955 • India
    Starring Subir Banerjee, Kanu Banerjee, Karuna Banerjee

    With the release in 1955 of Satyajit Ray’s debut, PATHER PANCHALI, an eloquent and important new cinematic voice made itself heard all over the world. A depiction of rural Bengali life in a style insp...

  • Karyn Kusama on HIGH AND LOW

    Episode 4

  • High and Low

    Episode 5

    Directed by Akira Kurosawa • 1963 • Japan
    Starring Toshiro Mifune, Kyoko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

    Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in HIGH AND LOW (TENGOKU TO JIGOKU), the highly influential domesti...

  • Karyn Kusama on JEANNE DIELMAN

    Episode 6

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    Episode 7

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1975 • Belgium
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte

    A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores ...

  • Karyn Kusama on FANNY AND ALEXANDER

    Episode 8

  • FANNY AND ALEXANDER: Theatrical Version

    Episode 9

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1982 • Sweden
    Starring Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling

    Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended FANNY ...

  • Karyn Kusama on COME AND SEE

    Episode 10

  • Come and See

    Episode 11

    Directed by Elem Klimov • 1985 • Soviet Union

    This legendary film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in Belorussia, teenage Flyora (Alexei Kravchenko, in a searing depiction of anguish)...