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I Don't Know

Dir. Penelope Spheeris
1972, 20min, 35mm

 

Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization) documents the relationship between her lesbian sister and her transgender lover in this intimate look at queer identity in 1970s Los Angeles.

Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive

 
Michigan Avenue

Dirs. Bette Gordon & James Benning
1973, 7min, 16mm

 

Bette Gordon’s collaboration with James Benning is both a portrait of two women and a structuralist study of filmic composition.

Preserved by Anthology Film Archive with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts and the National Film Preservation Foundation.

 
 
 
Set-Up

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow
1978, 17min, 35mm

 

The future Oscar-winner’s Columbia MFA thesis film is a simultaneously propulsive and cerebral dissection of cinematic violence.

 
 
Four Women

Dir. Julie Dash
1975, 7min, 16mm

 

The breakthrough work by Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) is a dance film set to the music of Nina Simone.

Preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema is a project by UCLA Film & Television Archive developed as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.

 
 
 
And You Act Like One Too

Dir. Susan Seidelman
1976, 24min, 16mm

 

A woman has an extramarital affair on her thirtieth birthday in this award-winning student work by Smithereens director Susan Seidelman.

Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

 
 
 
 
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