Day #2 of 8 Days of Anarchy presents Daisies. Before Riot Gurlz, before Punk, before Yippies, there was Daisies, (1966). The premier Czech New Wave film, this early feminist, anarchistic, psychedelic romp through cold war Czechoslovakia was banned immediately after the Soviet Invasion in 1968 and the director prohibited from making movies in her home country until 1975.
Despite a director approved re-write of the English subtitles, they remained awkward and incomprehensible in many places. Having no knowledge of Czech, I rewrote most the dialogue in colloquial English. When I hit sections that were open to multiple interpretations, I assumed the most absurd. (A Day at the Worker’s Paradise starring the Marx Sisters, Marie and Maria)
If you want to see a preliminary version of the movie, go to https://vimeo.com/123528770. You can download and look at the subtitles at , http://www.opensubtitles.org.
We are thinking of dubbing this movie with improvisational dialog, (while remaining consistent with the original narrative). We’ll be looking for two young women as voices for the Maries, three older women as the bathroom attendants, three young men as love lorn suiters, and three older men as lustful old geezers. It should be a lotta fun. If interested, read the subtitles file and talk with us after the screening. I should warn you though. We practice shameless nnepotism Primary consideration will be given to Infoshop staff, regulars and friends.
WARNING: this is not called Subversive film festival without due cause. These films will challenge the viewer’s beliefs on practically everything. They will doubtless contain many ‘triggering’ events and are not necessarily ‘politically correct’. If you are hyper-sensitive or easily offended, please stay away.