This entertaining collection of lesbian-friendly cinema features five films, four of them making their premiere on DVD. Included are short films - Carmelita Tropicana; Jumping the Gun; Little Women in Transit; Playing the Part – and the documentary Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film.
Carmelita Tropicana by Ela Troyano
An East Village Latina performance artist winds up in jail with some other riot girls.
WINNER! Teddy Bear, Berlin Film Festival
WINNER! Audience & Critics Awards, Frameline San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Jumping the Gun by Jane Schneider
The morning after a one-night stand, a woman fantasizes about her life together with the sleeping beauty, from honeymoon to breakup.
“An intriguing romantic fantasy." - The New York Times
Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film by Marc Mauceri
From Go Fish to Paris is Burning to The Watermelon Woman, this festival favorite goes behind the scenes to reveal seven successful lesbian directors. Featuring Cheryl Dunye, Rose Troche, Jennie Livingston, Monika Treut, Maria Maggenti, Su Friedrich and Heather MacDonald.
Little Women in Transit by Barbara Heller
12-year-old Jennie is seated in the back seat of the station wagon, wedged between her two jeering sisters, enduring that special hell - the family car trip.
Playing the Part by Mitch McCabe
A college girl wants to come out to her parents, but her angst-ridden efforts keep on ending in futility.
“Enthralling.” - The New York Times
“One of the year's best short films!” - Film Comment