The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
"A demented jag of blasphemy, multicultural weirdness, splatter-movie tropes and inchoate meat metaphors" -New York Times
"Wildly unpredictable" -Village Voice
"Rarely has an experimental film
come along like Mad Cowgirl that can take reckless and daring risks and earn a
payback on its artistic gambling with a tenfold return... Its experimentalism recalls the glory days of Resnais and Godard and the groundbreaking American underground icons." -Film Threat
"It has the kind of oddball conviction that separates a deserving cult flick from so many aspiring ones." -Variety
Sarah Lassez delivers a star-making performance as Therese, an ass-kicking health
inspector with a failed marriage, an on-going affair with a creepy televangelist,
nymphomania, and an obsession with old kung-fu movies. Further complicating her life is a
very questionable relationship with her brother Thierry (James Duval from The Doom
Generation and Donnie Darko), a meat importer who may (or may not) have
infected her with mad cow disease. Mad Cowgirl is practically impossible to
describe, but it's a Narrative - Experimental - Art - Comedy - Horror - Tragedy - Kung Fu
epic that features multiple languages, a little hardcore porn, a flying guillotine, the
old ultraviolence and Walter Koenig (Cmdr. Pavel Chekov on the Star Trek
television series) as a slimy sex-addicted preacher!
Directed by Gregory Hatanaka,
U.S.A., 2006, BetaSP, 89 mins.