Outrage 1950 Ages 15+

2.45PM Sat 10 Nov 2018 (1hr 15mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

‘After staying late one night alone at work, Ann Walton (Mala Powers) is followed and sexually assaulted by a leering coffee cart employee. Opting to empathize with the character’s trauma, isolation and residual fear instead of focusing on the “whodunit” angle, director Ida Lupino follows Ann as she flees from her family and fiancé as she grasps for anything that might aide in her healing. Lupino’s intense story of victimhood and the fallout triggered by a traumatic event never finds its characters uttering the word “rape,” instead opting for censor-friendly euphemisms such as “criminal attack” and “assault.” Recently remembered and heralded by Richard Brody in The New Yorker as “prescient” and “a special artistic achievement,” Outrage asserts itself in the moody visual language of noir, lodging us firmly inside Ann’s brain-space with its ominous sonic punctuations.’ – UCLA Film & Television Archive

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 75 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: IDA LUPINO / PRODUCER: COLLIER YOUNG / SCRIPT: IDA LUPINO, COLLIER YOUNG, MALVIN WALD / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ARCHIE STOUT / CAST: MALA POWERS, TOD ANDREWS, ROBERT CLARKE, LILLIAN HAMILTON / PRODUCTION COMPANY: THE FILMMAKERS / RIGHTS: PARAMOUNT AUSTRALIA / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM