Lesbians didnt 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, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how theyve expressed queer identity through film. Dykes, Camera, Action! is a history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

This feature-length documentary, covers the history of queer cinema from the early days as a marginalized sub-culture, to the 1990s which saw the rise of New Queer Cinema, up to the present.

The film examines the ways that women directors have contributed to this genre and emphasizes the role that the media play in representation of sexuality and gender, underscoring the power that film has to shape our perceptions of one another. Visually, this documentary comes to life on screen through compelling and intimate original interviews, intercut with emotionally-charged archival footage, photographs, ephemera, inspired music, and film clips. 


2018 | Outstanding Emerging Talent, LA OutFest  

Discussion: Women in Cinema

The main theme of this year's festival is films about women, created and made by women themselves. The appearance and flourishing of lesbian cinema is brightly illuminated in the documentary Dykes, Camera, Action! Making an appearance is B. Ruby Rich, Professor of History and Theory of Cinema at the University of California and Chief Editor of the oldest American film magazine Film Quarterly. As a film critic, B. Ruby Rich is known for inventing, in 1991, the term New Queer Cinema. 

Join the legendary B.Ruby Rich following the film screening.

To be able to attend SIDE BY SIDE is a dream come true. I have encountered the richness of St. Petersburg through film for many years. Now, I look forward to encountering the people of St. Petersburg and its LGBT cinema community., .

PRESENTER: KSENIA REUTOVA - Journalist, Film Critic

31 | 10 21.00 - 23.15 350 | 300* Rubles SPACE PALMA  
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