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BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

MARCH 7 - 17 2019

© 2019 Brisbane Queer Film Festival

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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

UNCLASSIFIED  15+

Year  2018

Country  USA

Language  English

Director  Caroline Berler

Featuring; Barbara Hammer, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Desiree Akhavan, B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson

Genre  Documentary

Run Time  58min

Awards & Screenings

Frameline 2018, MIX Copenhagen 2018

Source  The Film Collaborative

SYNOPSIS

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

Year  1997

Country  USA

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.