1997 • USA • 98 min.
Director: Sarah Jacobson
Screenwriter: Sarah Jacobson
Cast: Lisa Gerstein, Chris Enright, Greg Cruikshank
March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Harvard Film Archive
BUFF is thrilled to present AGFA’s new 2K preservations of these cinematic beacons combining B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism!
Inspired by underground cinema, record labels and ‘zine culture, Sarah Jacobson was a one-woman ‘90s DIY powerhouse. Taking on every major function from production through distribution, Jacobson’s fuck-you, can-do attitude shone through her onscreen work and beyond. In her short life, Sarah found fans amongst other female culture-shifting titans Allison Anders, Tamra Davis, and Kim Gordon. These films stand as a testament to Sarah’s vision, grit, determination, and raw talent.
Jacobson’s only feature film, Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore (1998), is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture. It brings lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre, and it mostly takes place in a repertory movie theater! First job, first time, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out — all are handled with utter honesty.
I Was a Teenage Serial Killer
Sarah Jacobson, USA, 27 min.
Like Slacker meets Valerie Solanas, the film depicts a 19-year old woman who responds to catcalls, condescension and bad sex the only way she knows how – with murder.