Dykes, Camera, Action!
“The lesbian documentary we’ve been waiting for”
— Ciara Pitts, GO MAG
DATE: 10 Mar 2019
TIME: 5:30 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
Director Caroline Berler
Featuring; Barbara Hammer, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Desiree Akhavan, B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson
Run Time 58min
Awards & Screenings
Frameline 2018, MIX Copenhagen 2018
Source The Film Collaborative
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, Desiree Akhavan, B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film.
This feature-length documentary covers the history of queer cinema from the early days as a marginalised sub-culture, to the 1990s which saw the rise of New Queer Cinema, up to the present. The filmmakers tell their own experiences with a narrative about the evolution of lesbian cinema.
Screening with Blue Diary
Director Jenni Olson
Run Time 6min
Synopsis Film historian Jenni Olson (Royal Road BQFF 2016) displays incomparable form in Blue Diary, skilfully bringing imagery and language into dialogue to chronicle a one-night stand.