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Columbus Film Club – The Love Witch

April 2, 2017

The Columbus Film Club proudly presents

THE LOVE WITCH (2016, dir. Anna Biller)

April 2nd
Upstairs at the Columbus Theatre
Advance Tickets available at https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1446832

Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.


I wanted to make a movie about a witch, because I think that every woman is made to feel like a witch by the men who don’t understand her: that is, mysterious, dangerous, different, abnormal. Elaine, the main character of THE LOVE WITCH, has men constantly freaking out around her because of her sexiness. But they don’t really love her, and this makes her feel lonely and alienated. So she takes her revenge. It’s a fun movie in that I went all the way with my cinema fantasies, going deeply into the visual world of an iconic witch, but it’s also a realistic portrait of a pathological narcissist. Elaine is monstrous, wreaking havoc wherever she goes, but she is also sympathetic, because she has essentially been driven mad by being a woman, and is struggling to find love and acceptance in a world that has disappointed her at every turn.


April 2, 2017


Upstairs at the Columbus Theatre
270 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903 United States


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