*** Now available for festival bookings. Full theatrical release TBA ***
AGFA is thrilled to present new 2K preservations of these cinematic beacons combining B-movie aesthetics and riot grrrl feminism!
Inspired by underground cinema, record labels and 'zine culture, Sarah Jacobson was a one-woman ‘90s DIY powerhouse. Taking on every major function from production through distribution, Jacobson’s fuck-you, can-do attitude shone through her onscreen work and beyond. In her short life, Sarah found fans amongst other female culture-shifting titans Allison Anders, Tamra Davis, and Kim Gordon. These films stand as a testament to Sarah’s vision, grit, determination, and raw talent.
The 27-minute short I WAS A TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER (1993) was produced with the encouragement of filmmaker George Kuchar (HOLD ME WHILE I’M NAKED), Jacobson's instructor at San Francisco Institute of the Arts. Like SLACKER meets Valerie Solanas, the film depicts a 19-year old woman who responds to catcalls, condescension and bad sex the only way she knows how -- with murder.
Jacobson's only feature film, MARY JANE'S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE (1998), is a vibrant and vital antidote to every phony Hollywood teen picture. It brings lo-fi realness to the coming-of-age genre, and it mostly takes place in a repertory movie theater! First job, first time, crushes, friendships, fitting in and figuring it out -- all are handled with utter honesty.