Dykes, Camera, Action! Screening & Panel Moderated by Terry Lawler

NYWIFT Executive Director Terry Lawler will lead panel discussion about representation following a screening of the documentary Dykes, Camera, Action! at NewFest on Saturday, October 27th.

Dir. Caroline Berler, USA, 2018, 60 mins

One of the most glaring omissions in the film canon has been the work of queer women. Thankfully this once-hidden population picked up the camera and transformed the visibility of lesbians in cinema through classics such as Go Fish (1994), The Watermelon Woman (1996), High Art (1998), all of which premiered in New York at NewFest. Pioneering filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, Cheryl Dunye, critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others discuss with humor and depth how they’ve expressed their queer identity through film, while also revealing personal stories from their own experiences of looking for themselves on screen.

First-time director Caroline Berle, former NYWIFT intern,  expertly balances films clips with candid interviews, making Dykes, Camera, Action! a joyous response to the days of the celluloid closet, culminating in a groundbreaking celebration of empowerment and visibility for the ages.

Date: Saturday October 27
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue:  SVA Theatre – 1  (333 W 23rd St.)
Phone: 212-592-2980

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This screening will be followed by a conversation on female representation in the film industry and lesbian visibility in cinema with the filmmaker and featured cast, moderated by Terry Lawler (Executive Director, New York Women in Film & Television). Presented in Partnership with New York Women in Film & Television, SVA Theatre, Women Make Movies.