Whitechapel Gallery presents a screening of animator Jan Svankmajer‘s 80s classic Alice (1988), a surreal and unsettling feature adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Marking the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s visionary classic, the event is introduced by Juliet Jacques, writer and author of TRANS: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques.
“…no other film-maker – and that includes David Lynch – is so consistently inventive in his ability to marry pure, startling nonsense with rigorous logic, black wit with piercing psychological insights.”
Time Out on Jan Svankmajer’s Alice (1988)
Juliet Jacques is a London-based writer best known for the Guardian column ‘Transgender Journey’ – the first time the gender reassignment process had been serialised for a major British publication. The column was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011 and she went on to write TRANS: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques which was published in September 2015.
Jacques was included in the Independent’s Pink List for 2012, 2013 and 2014, and is a regular contributor to the New Statesman. She has also written for Granta, Time Out, Filmwaves, 3am, the London Review of Books, the New Humanist, the New Inquiry, and many other publications.