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Opens on August 17

Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi Run Time: 102 min. Release Year: 1974 Language: Italian

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Guido Mannari, Ian Bannen, Luigi Squarzina, Mona Washbourne

House of Psychotic Women Book Rerelease

Author Kier-La Janisse in Person!
New Restoration!

We’re excited to welcome back The Brattle’s old friend Kier-La Janisse for an event celebrating the release of a newly expanded edition of her groundbreaking work of film history/personal memoir, HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN. Copies of the new edition will be for sale and Janisse will introduce a new restoration of Elizabeth Taylor’s 100% bonkers movie, IDENTIKIT (aka The Driver’s Seat).

“In what remains the most obscure, bizarre, and wildly misunderstood film of her entire career—and perhaps even ‘70s Italian cinema—Elizabeth Taylor stars as a disturbed woman who arrives in Rome to find a city fragmented by autocratic law, leftist violence, and her own increasingly unhinged mission to find the most dangerous liaison of all … This ‘unique, hallucinatory neo noir’ (Cult Film Freaks)—barely released in America as THE DRIVER’S SEAT—directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore), adapted from the unnerving novella by Muriel Spark (The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie), and featuring cinematography by three-time Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor), is now newly restored by Cinematheque of Bologna and Severin Films.” – Severin Films

“One of Elizabeth Taylor’s single most berserk performances… Why isn’t this cuckoo-pops crazy film better known?” – Dangerous Minds

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