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Lesbian Nation on DVD
Five short films by Ela Troyano, Jane Schneider, Marc Mauceri, Barbara Heller and Mitch McCabe

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This entertaining collection of lesbian-friendly cinema features five films, four of them making their premiere on DVD.

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

Recommended Reading

Lesbian Film Guide by Alison Darren

I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing between Cultures by Alina Troyano


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Features and Specifications

Format: DVD
Running Time: 140 minutes
Color: Color & b/w

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