2010 | Documentary / Gender / Lesbian / Pop Culture / Representation / Sexuality / Social Issues / Theatre/Performance Art / Video Arts / Women's Studies | 82m | USA
Directors: Anna Margarita Albelo

Theory collides with comedy in HOOTERS , a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of The Owls .

In The Owls, a collective loosely bound by sexuality and gender sets out to make a seminal lesbian film in three weeks. HOOTERS director Abuelo’s alias “La Chocha” tracks down members of the filmmaking collective in order to get the real scoop as the group works hard to finish the film.

As anyone who has been in a collective knows, creating a truly collaborative project is often a twisting road. HOOTERS shows that a daunting and difficult task can bring people together, change minds, and also create extremely compelling art.

The cast of The Owls is a who’s who of queer film: landmark director Cheryl Dunye ( The Watermelon Woman and Stranger Inside ), Lisa Gornick ( Tick Tock Lullaby ), Guinevere Turner and VS Brodie ( Go Fish ), Deak Evangenikos ( Itty Bitty Titty Committee ), and Skyler Cooper ( Elena Undone ).

Reviews and Awards

HOOTERS captures the creativity and difficulty of collaborative filmmaking through Albelo’s brutally honest, deliciously insightful, and immensely funny vision.— Outfest

“Anna Margarita Albelo is probably one of the most insightful, provocative, and hilarious filmmakers of our day”—Velvet Park Magazine

“Riveting. The folks on screen (ranging from Guinevere Turner to Sarah Schulman) are smart, funny and sometimes bitchy—a tribute to Albelo’s skill in fostering trust and intimacy that impels her subjects to give her a no-holds barred access.” LA Weekly