Home Movie (1973) by Jan Oxenberg to Screen at the Museum of Modern Art

Home Movie (dir. Jan Oxenberg, 1973)

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will present the film Home Movie (1973) by Jan Oxenberg, preserved by the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Saturday, January 11th and Thursday, January 16th.

This first work by Jan Oxenberg (Thank You and Goodnight) is frequently cited as one of the first lesbian feminist films. Speaking over home movies shot by her parents, Oxenberg wryly reflects on her traditionally “girly” childhood, juxtaposing these memory images with contemporary footage of political demonstrations and an all-female football game. New 4K Restoration by IndieCollect, made possible with funding from Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television, Hollywood Foreign Press, and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Home Movie will screen along with The Amusement Park, by George A. Romero.

Saturday: January 11th @ 6:30 will be introduced by Jan Oxenberg and Suzanne Desrocher-Romero
Thursday, January 16th @ 4:30 will be introduced by Sandra Schulberg, IndieCollect, and Kirsten Larvick

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(Youtube: Jan Oxenberg on Carol Downer)

Jan Oxenberg is an American film producer, film director, film editor and scenarist. She is known for her work in lesbian feminist films. Oxenberg wrote for Relativity, which featured the first kiss between two lesbian/bisexual characters on American television in 1997, and Once and Again, which also had a pioneering queer storyline. She has also worked as a producer and writer of Pretty Little Liars. Other credits include Cold Case, Kidnapped, In Plain Sight and Chicago Hope.