A Question of Silence (Netherlands, 1982) & Riddles of the Sphinx (UK, 1977)

Sunday, February 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:45 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

What a Difference: Women and Film in the 1970s and 1980s

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



Additional Information

A Question of Silence (Netherlands, 1982) directed by Marleen Gorris. Three women—strangers to each other—spontaneously murder the male owner of a clothing store triggering an unsettling, psychological police procedural that leads a criminal psychiatrist to challenge the exclusionary, patriarchal foundations of the Dutch justice system.

Riddles of the Sphinx (UK, 1977) directed by Laura Mulvey. Mulvey and Wollen’s landmark essay film brings radical theory and radical form to bear on a political, psychoanalytical explication of female subjectivity represented by a single mother struggling with work, child-care and personal fulfillment.