AGFA August: The Films of Sarah Jacobson

USA | 1996 | 125 min. | Sarah Jacobson

August 25, 2024

AGFA August

Sarah Jacobson's punk-spirited DIY films from the 1990s combine B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism, standing as a testament to the vision, determination, and raw talent of the Queen of Underground Cinema.


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Sunday, August 25, 2024

A double feature of I Was a Teenage Serial Killer and Mary Jane's Not a Virgin AnymoreMary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore, Jacobson's only feature film, is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture, bringing lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre. I Was a Teenage Serial Killer, a 27-minute short, is Slacker meets Valerie Solanas, as a 19-year-old woman responds to catcalls, condescension, and bad sex the only way she knows how: murder. Taking on every major function from production through distribution, Sarah Jacobson proved herself as a shit-kicker and rule-breaker, finding fans in filmmakers Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging) and Tamra Davis (Crossroads), as well as Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.

  • Director: Sarah Jacobson
  • Principal Cast: Lisa Gerstein, Beth Ramona Allen
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1996
  • Running Time: 125 min.
  • Producer: Sarah Jacobson
  • Screenplay: Sarah Jacobson
  • Cinematographers: Adam Dodds
  • Editors: Sarah Jacobson
  • Music: The Loudmouths
  • Filmography: Technicolor-Yawn-Fluffy (1996), Bra Shopping (2002)
  • Language: English