REBEL GIRLS: NEWLY PRESERVED SHORTS

Radical, moving, and often outrageously funny, these remarkable film and video works made by and about women explore the nuances of sex, family life, and political commitment, all while asserting lesbian identities as integral to the queer continuum. Featuring works newly restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, these rarely-seen shorts manage to find subversive humor amid the absurdities and strictures of gender and sexuality, while ultimately suggesting alternatives to the norm.

In this program


CHRISTOPHER STREET GAY LIBERATION DAY 1971

Directed by Kate Millett, Susan Kleckner

Filmed by women, this on-the-street documentation of one of New York’s early Gay Liberation marches is notable for…

LESBIANS

Directed by Pam Walton

Filmed as a Stanford class project, three politically incorrect lesbians discuss the competing definitions of the “L-word.”

IF SHE GROWS UP GAY

Directed by Karen Sloe Goodman

A young mother explores the ethical and emotional dimensions of raising her child by a former boyfriend with…

THE MISTER SISTERS

Directed by Ingrid Wilhite

Two dykes vent about mistaken gender and the power and perils of presenting as butch, while hilariously fantasizing…

FUN WITH A SAUSAGE

Directed by Ingrid Wilhite

A playful butch tests the waters by cruising Castro Street with a sausage stuffed down her Levi’s, but…

MATZO MAIDELS

Directed by Jenni Olson, Monica Nolan & Julie Dorf

Using footage from a rare 1920s erotic film, filmmaker Jenni Olson taps Brooklyn Bloomberg to offer her cheeky,…

BUTCH FEMME POLKA

Directed by Maureen Brownsey

In this uproarious musical medley, a trio of lesbians sing and dance their way through a laundry list…

Dates & Times
Past
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres

Sun, Jul 21
7:15 pm