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TITLE: The Witches of Hollywood
Director: Sophie Peyrard

Genre: Film Documentary

Format: HD



Company: Wichita Films

Runtime: 52' minutes.

ID: 402.




Women with allegedly supernatural powers and not fitting into society were called witches in pre-enlightenment times, prosecuted and often burnt. Modern witches mostly play a divinatory or healing role or simply claim woman´s lib. Hollywood for a long time used a male concept of what a witch had to be but this has been changing lately and we now get a female look at extraordinary women. Filmmaker Sophie Peyrard – herself very interested in counter-culture and women´s art – tells us how the image of the witch has changed in film history. To underpin her findings she will use clips from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “I Married a Witch”, “Bell, Book and Candle”, the TV show “Bewitched”, “Rosemary´s Baby”, “Carrie”, “The Witches of Eastwick”, “The Craft”, “Harry Potter “ and “Maleficent”.