Dykes, Camera, Action (2018)

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This is the definitive doco on dyke cinema. More than an opportunity to revisit some lesbian classics (although that’s a real treat too!) Dykes is a delightful and absorbing documentary about queer female identity and representation in film.

It includes a look at activist works of the 1970s such as Barbara Hammer’s experimental films, the boom in lesbian cinema in the 1990s, and the mainstreaming of contemporary queer narratives. Expert interviewees include queer filmmakers Rose Troche (Go Fish, The L Word), Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman) and Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post).

Screens with short Greetings From Africa, Dir: Cheryl Dunye, USA, 1996, 8 mins, Courtesy: 13th Gen Film