Film Club: Viewing and Discussion: Daisies (1966)

March 24, 2021 8:00pm - March 25, 2021 8:59pm
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Join the Film Club in celebrating Women’s History month and women in cinema with a viewing and discussion of Daisies (1966).

Daisies is a wild, provocative, experimental cinematic collage, utilizing unique editing techniques and nonlinear action to create an unbridled and singular proto-feminist expression of the Czech New Wave. We follow two young women (Marie 1 and Marie 2) through a variety of chaotic scenarios and pranks, often involving unsuspecting men and ‘polite’ society.

Chytilová resisted admitting to any sociopolitical agenda, but was still heavily censored for her work by Czech authorities. The film remains a fascinating capsule of one woman’s artistic vision during a time of political upheaval and burgeoning creative spirit.

Daisies is available on iTunes, HBO Max, and the Criterion Channel. We will be discussing the film on March 24th at 8:00pm on Slack via

You can watch a trailer here.