CINEMATHEQUE PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2013
UW CINEMATHEQUE & WUD FILM COMMITTEE WELCOME JILL SOLOWAY TO CAMPUS FOR SCREENING OF HER FILM “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”
NOVEMBER 14 SCREENING AT UNION SOUTH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION MODERATED BY THE WRITER-DIRECTOR AND UW MADISON ALUM
The UW Cinematheque, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee, will welcome award-winning writer and director Jill Soloway back to campus on November 14 for a screening of her feature-film debut, AFTERNOON DELIGHT. The 7 p.m. screening at the Marquee Theater in Union South will be immediately followed by a 30-minute panel discussion moderated by Jill Soloway that she has entitled “The Heroine’s Journey: How the Feminine is Expressed Through Cinematography, Feminism and Judaism in AFTERNOON DELIGHT.”
The story of AFTERNOON DELIGHT follows affluent wife and mother Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) who, after a chance meeting, finds herself irresistibly drawn into the messy personal life of young stripper McKenna (Juno Temple). When Rachel invites McKenna to move into her home, it unleashes a series of dramatic changes in Rachel’s life. With sharp observations on class and women’s roles in contemporary Los Angeles, the frequently funny, and wonderfully performed Afternoon Delight won Jill Soloway the Best Director prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has earned the admiration of critics and cineastes like Quentin Tarantino, who has listed the film as one of his ten favorite films of 2013 so far.
The post-screening panel will be moderated by Jill Soloway, who will discuss her work joined by Afternoon Delight’s Cinematographer Jim Frohna, as well as two UW, Madison professors: Tony Michels, the George L. Mosse Associate Professor of Jewish American History in the Department of History and Ellen Samuels, Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of English.
A graduate of UW, Madison, Jill Soloway is a veteran television writer & producer who earned three Emmy nominations for her work on HBO’s SIX FEET UNDER. She was also Showrunner for HBO’s HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA and Showtime’s UNITED STATES OF TARA. Before that, she authored the humorous feminist memoir TINY LADIES IN SHINY PANTS. In the land of theater, she created or co-created THE REAL LIVE BRADY BUNCH, MISS VAGINA PAGEANT and SIT N’ SPIN, a twice-monthly night of comedic monologues that’s been running for over a decade. The pilot of Jill Soloway’s original latest project, called TRANSPARENT will premiere on Amazon Prime in February, 2014.
What and Where:
A screening of AFTERNOON DELIGHT followed by a panel discussion moderated by writer-director Jill Soloway.
Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m. at:
Marquee Theater at Union South
1308 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715
Admission free for both screening and panel discussion. Seating limited.
Cinematheque website: http://cinema.wisc.edu
USA | 2013 | HD Projection | 90 min.
Director: Jill Soloway
Cast: Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, Jane Lynch
After a chance meeting, affluent wife and mother Rachel (Hahn) finds herself irresistibly drawn into the messy personal life of young stripper McKenna (Temple). When Rachel invites McKenna to move into her home, it unleashes a series of dramatic changes in Rachel’s life. With sharp observations on class and women’s roles in contemporary Los Angeles, the frequently funny, and wonderfully performed Afternoon Delight is the first feature film from Jill Soloway, a veteran television scribe and producer (Six Feet Under, The United States of Tara) and UW Madison alum. Soloway will join us in person to discuss her film, which won her the Best Director prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
See you at the Movies!
Jim Healy, Director of Programming