The Bechdel Film Club is an opportunity to watch new and classic films that pass the Bechdel Test. This week's film is Ang Lee's Lust, Caution, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. Set during the Second World War, the movie tells the story of a group of university students who use a young woman as a trap to assassinate a high-ranking special agent and recruiter of the Japanese puppet government. (We are showing the R rated version)
The test was created by Allison Bechdel, it highlights how women are underrepresented in film. There are three simple criterion:
1. There must be two women in the film, both with names
2. The two women must talk to each other
3. They must talk about something other than a man.
Dinner or snacks are provided.
Open to all undergraduate & graduate students, staff, faculty and administrators.