Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness.
Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yvonne Welbon, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film.
As film critic B. Ruby Rich says in the documentary’s trailer, “Filmmaking went hand in hand with activism. There really was a sense in which we were all trying to make it a new world.”
THE PICK UP
(Giovanna Chesler, 2018)
Sullen teen Melanie’s unexpected trip home from swim practice takes her on a bumpy ride toward adulthood.
HAPPY F-ING VALENTINE’S DAY
(Project DU F.I.L.M.)
How can trying to do something so good turn out so f-ing wrong?