God Save My Shoes
God Save My ShoesOriginal Title: God Save My Shoes
Director: Julie Benasra
USA | English, French
Subtitles: Arabic and English
This film also has a special ladies-only screening on Tuesday, October 18th. For more information or to buy tickets, click here
Ladies, take my advice: Wear a pair of fabulous heels to this film. Gentlemen, polish up your best brogues. God Save My Shoes
is a fun, lighthearted documentary that explores the close and complex relationship women have with shoes… high-heeled shoes in particular. Even if your wardrobe doesn’t have more than one shelf dedicated to stilettoes, or if you’re not stashing a pair at work or in your car at all times, you will nevertheless find something here to smile at.
Director Julie Benasra walks the audience through the ages to examine women and their footwear from a historical, psychological, sociocultural and even erotic perspective. Interviews with well-known designers Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Pierre Hardy sit alongside personal insights shared by shoe-obsessed women and celebrities like Fergie, Dita Von Teese and Kelly Rowland as the film struts its way through various ideas and observations around the million-dollar question: Why are women obsessed with what they wear on their feet?
High heels make women taller. They change how they see themselves and how they are seen by others. They can be suggestive, provocative and sexy. A single pair of shoes can promote feelings of power or vulnerability in varying measures. And the list, Benasra finds, goes on. While you may not agree with all of the suggestions or conclusions in this film –and even if you don’t have a shoe fetish –you’ll surely leave the theater looking at footwear in a different light.