Shaw Sisters

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"The Shaw Brothers Studio may be known for cultivating male filmmakers and gestating genres like horror and kung fu that weren’t always female-centric, but there’s another side to the story that has largely been overlooked. In fact Shaw Bros. gave many women their first crack at making films, particularly towards the end of the studio’s existence, at a time when their genre fare was becoming increasingly baroque and deconstructed. Comprised of the dizzyingly diverse films made at the studio by female directors, our Shaw Sisters program brings together an array of little-screened delights. All the crowd-pleasing fun of Hong Kong cinema—but this time, by the women."—Metrograph