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Date & Time
September 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008, 87 min, Argentina, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)

Martel’s extraordinary third film gets inside the head of a successful middle-aged dentist who might have accidentally run over a child…or a dog…or nothing at all. The masterful film—shades of Hitchcock’s Vertigo—continues Martel’s explorations into the hypocrisies of Argentina’s bourgeoisie.


— Introduced by Prof. Antonio Viego (Program in Literature)


“A masterly, disturbing and deeply mysterious film.”
—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

“Brilliant, maddeningly enigmatic puzzle of a movie.”
—Stephen Holden, New York Times


[ View the complete Fall 2019 Screen/Society schedule ]

About the BrainCultures Series

This series, programmed with the BrainCultures Lab, explores the plural lives of the brain as a socially and culturally constituted object. It was made possible by support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Humanities Unbounded Embedded Humanities Grant.

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