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Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics


Discussion with David Filipi follows
(Todd Haynes, 1995)

Fri, Apr 5, 2013 7 PM

Voted “Best Film of the Decade” in a 1999 Village Voice Film Poll, Safe details a wealthy suburban housewife’s physical and psychological breakdown as she develops multiple chemical sensitivities.

Through a masterfully ambiguous and unsettling tone, the film upends the conventions of both “disease of the week” and psychological/environmental horror movies. Julianne Moore stars, in a defining performance. Director of Film/Video David Filipi and Brad Prestwich, MD candidate in Ohio State’s College of Medicine, lead a discussion after the screening. (119 mins., 35mm)

Sponsored by Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine, Student Health Services, Wexner Center for the Arts, Department of Classics, Department of English and its Project Narrative, Department of French and Italian, Humanities Institute, Digital Storytelling Program (a cooperative effort of the Digital Union and University Libraries), Film Studies Program, Popular Culture Studies, Disability Studies (a program of DISCO, the Disability & Identity Studies Cooperative), and Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Support provided by an Ohio State University Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Grant.

Josef Albers, Leaf Study IX, c. 1940Leaves on paper28 x 24 ¾ inches© The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ Artists Rights Society New YorkPhoto: Tim Nighswander/Imaging 4 Art

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