IU CINEMA: Jezebel
- September 27, 2019
- IU Cinema
- 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
- 7:00 PM to 8:28 PM
- Free, but ticketed
Set in Las Vegas in 1998, Jezebel is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story based on writer/director Numa Perrier’s own experience as a webcam girl in Sin City. In the last days of her mother’s life, 19-year-old Tiffany (Tiffany Tenille) crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, Tiffany’s sister Sabrina (Numa Perrier), a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Kellee Terrell (http://NBCNews.com) said of the film “ … the storytelling in Jezebel is full of life. It’s adorned with emotion, grit, and heart, but most importantly, it’s rich in creating spaces for Black women’s sexuality to develop, expand, and awaken on-screen, a rarity in film.” The film was shot in the same building as Perrier’s actual former residence, which she found to be virtually unchanged from the time she lived there. Contains mature content.
R | 2019 | 2K DCP
Directed by Numa Perrier
Numa Perrier: The Politics of Pleasure
IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month.