Dykes, Camera, Action!
Sat Nov 17, 13:30
Film, Rio Cinema, £11.5 / £9.5 con
Dir. Caroline Berler | Prod. Rebecca Benson, Caroline Berler | with Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson | USA | 2018 | 60’
Dykes, Camera, Action! is the definitive story of lesbian cinema from America. Think the celluloid closet but with a feminine focus, as well as a focus on the emergence of the gorgeous queer image and story onscreen, rather than its omission. Sit back and enjoy a joy-ride through lesbian cinema of the 20th century, and the 21st. Where are we now? Remember how you felt when High Art came out?! Amassing some of the best-known names in lesbian film: Rose Troche, Barbara Hammer, Cheryl Dunye, Desirée Akhavan; as well as pinpointing some important moments in the lesbian lineage that may be stirring to today’s generation. What is the story of the lesbian on film, when lesbians are also behind the camera?