Outrage

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Outrage

Ida Lupino
USA, 1950
75min, OmfinnU

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Outrage

Ida Lupino
USA, 1950
, 75min, OmfinnU

Thu
08
Nov
21:00
Filmmuseum
Mon
03
Dec
18:30
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Mala Powers
Tod Andrews
Lillian Hamilton
Rita Lupino
Hal March
Robert Clarke
Raymond Bond
Screenplay: 
Ida Lupino
Collier Young
Malvin Wald
Camera: 
Archie Stout
Composer: 
Archie Stout

Production: 
RKO Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Ida Lupino is best known as an actress but it is also one of the greatest female film directors in cinema history. As an independent producer, director and screenwriter, she created a number of low-budget melodramas focused on women and how women confront the moral vigor of society. In 1949, she established with her then-husband Collier Young, the production company The Filmakers which offered her the possibility to develop her own projects with the necessary freedom. Recently preserved by Paramount Pictures, OUTRAGE (1950) is the second feature signed by Ida Lupino—she was not credited by the company’s debut film NOT WANTED (1949). OUTRAGE is a black-and-white B-movie starring Mala Powers. It deals on how society faces the difference of power between genders, harassment and sexual assault—a subject that was hard to address at the time. Set during the post-war, Ann Walton is a modern young woman working in an office in a small town. One night, when leaving the office she is followed by a man. In a magistral sequence, the filmmaker constructs a tense and long chase scene of disturbing emotional violence. Ashamed and traumatized, she can’t speak about what happened and she runs away from her parents’ home to start a new life. (Gustavo Beck)