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Chick flicks : theories and memories of the feminist film movement
Chick flicks : theories and memories of the feminist film movement
Rich, B. Ruby.
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Physical Description:
xix, 419 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
If there was a moment during the sixties, seventies, or eighties that changed the history of the women's film movement, B. Ruby Rich was there. Part journalistic chronicle, part memoir, and 100% pure cultural historical odyssey, Chick Flicks -- with its definitive, the-way-it-was collection of essays -- captures the birth and growth of feminist film as no other book has done. For over three decades Rich has been one of the most important voices in feminist film criticism. Her presence at film festivals (such as Sundance, where she is a member of the selection committee), her film reviews in the Village Voice, Elle, Out, and the Advocate, and her commentaries on the public radio program "The World" have secured her a place as a central figure in the remarkable history of what she deems "cinefeminism."
General Note:
A collection of the author's essays from the 1970s and 1980s.
Film in the sixties -- Carolee Schneemann's Fuses -- Leni Riefenstahl : the deceptive myth -- Voodoo verité : Maya Deren's Divine horsemen -- In the name of feminist film criticism -- One way or another : Sara Gomez and the Cuban experience -- Sex and cinema -- Misconception : laboring under no illusions -- The films of Yvonne Rainer -- Designing desire : Chantal Akerman -- From repressive tolerance to erotic liberation : Maedchen in uniform -- The right of re-vision : Michelle Citron's Daughter rite / coauthored with Linda Williams -- Femicide investigation : Thriller -- She says, he says : the power of the narrator in modernist film politics -- Antiporn : soft issue, hard world (Not a love story) -- The feminist avant-garde -- Cinefeminism and its discontents -- Truth, faith, and the individual : thoughts on U.S. documentary film practice -- Lady killers : A question of silence -- Julie Christie goes to Washington -- Good girls, bad girls : Joyce Chopra's Smooth talk -- Feminism and sexuality in the eighties.

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