Dykes, Camera, Action!

2019 | Documentary / Lesbian / New Release | 61min | USA
Directors: Caroline Berler

 

Lesbians didn't 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 they've expressed queer identity through film.  

REVIEWS AND AWARDS

Outfest Film Festival Special Programming Committee Award for Outstanding Emerging Talent 2018
OUTshine Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary 2019

"...Berler's film is breathless and encyclopedic, eye-opening and essential." -The Boston Globe

"It would be the perfect starter dish to any lesbian cinema class syllabus' main course, an introduction to a world of lesbian cinema that was as bold and unique in its creation as it was deeply interested in representation." -The Miami New Times

'Dykes, Camera, Action!' is 'The Celluloid Closet' For Lesbian Cinema -Into