|Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film
A film by Marc Mauceri
56 minutes, documentary, color, English, 1998
From Go Fish to Paris is Burning to The Watermelon Woman, this festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. These talented movie-makers enlighten and entertain as they explore their sexual identity, growing up gay, inspirations and techniques, Hollywood vs. Indie, and of course, love and sex, onscreen and off. The conversations are intimate, the topics unlimited, and the clips from their work enthralling! Featuring Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Jennie Livingston, Monika Treut, Maria Maggenti, Su Friedrich and Heather MacDonald.
"Enthralling and intimate!" - OutFest LA
"Inspirational and funny... A must-see!" - San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
"This award-winning documentary provides wonderful insight into the inspirations, aspirations and major aesthetic and content-based concerns of seven groundbreaking lesbian filmmakers. Featuring interviews as well as carefully chosen clips from each of its subjects' films, Lavender Limelight is an outstanding introduction to the work of our finest queer auteurs. A must-have for the lesbian cinephile."- Curve Magazine
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