Our friends at Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective has one of their members Joanna Arnow presenting I HATE MYSELF 🙂 which opens Friday, April 7th at Anthology Film Archives, New York
Filmmaker Joanna Arnow’s documentary I HATE MYSELF 🙂 screens with her Berlinale Silver Bear winning short narrative BAD AT DANCING. Our very own Sarah Lerner, Operations Manager at UnionDocs, will be moderating the discussion on April 10th!
In i hate myself 🙂 (Official Selection Rooftop Films Summer Series; Best Feature Winner, Northside Festival DIY Competition; Audience Award Winner, The Lower East Side Film Festival) Arnow chronicles her yearlong relationship with racially charged poet-provocateur James. What starts out as an uncomfortably intimate documentary of a dysfunctional relationship and protracted mid-twenties adolescence, quickly turns into a complex commentary on sexuality, societal repression and self-confrontation through art.
“It’s refreshing to see a filmmaker embrace this honesty with such gusto.” –Indiewire
Arnow’s next film Bad at Dancing was a first foray into fiction filmmaking, and after its 2015 Berlinale premiere it went on to screen at the New York Film Festival, Hong Kong International, AFI Fest and others.
Bad at Dancing, while narrative is also an intensely personal, feminist and subversive film. With brutal candor, the story explores the power dynamics and sexual intrigue of a complicated friendship. As writer-director-editor, Arnow also plays a character of her own name, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
In addition to premiering theatrically at Anthology Film Archives, i hate myself 🙂 will premiere Tuesday, April 11th on Vimeo on Demand