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DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION! History of Lesbian Filmmaking Virtually Screens June 12-June 25


NFR is pleased to bring to the Virtual Screen this remarkable story for our viewers, from June 12 to June 25 via the Frameline platform. Virtual  Cinema provides NFR with the means to bring thoughtful and provocative cinema to you, while providing a revenue source  as NFR has not returned to in-person screenings.


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Lesbians didn’t always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they’ve expressed queer identity through film.


Outfest Film Festival Special Programming Committee Award for Outstanding Emerging Talent 2018
OUTshine Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary 2019

“…Berler’s film is breathless and encyclopedic, eye-opening and essential.” –The Boston Globe

“It would be the perfect starter dish to any lesbian cinema class syllabus’ main course, an introduction to a world of lesbian cinema that was as bold and unique in its creation as it was deeply interested in representation.” –The Miami New Times

‘Dykes, Camera, Action!’ is ‘The Celluloid Closet’ For Lesbian Cinema –Into