Program 113 min.
Lipstick 74. 1974. USA. Directed by Jane Morrison. 8 min.
One of the late documentarian Jane Morrison’s super 8mm films, Lipstick 74 documents the rituals of a woman applying makeup and getting ready for her day. Preserved with support from NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
All Women Are Equal. 1972. USA. Directed by Marguerite Paris. 15 min.
This early, non-exploitative representation of an ordinary, well-adjusted transgendered person is historically significant for its treatment of the subject matter. Through Paris’s lens we are given genuine insight into both the era and Paula’s own sense of self. Preserved with support from NYWIFT’s Women’s Film Preservation Fund.
The Watermelon Woman. 1996. USA. Written and directed by Cheryl Dunye. 90 min.
Played by Dunne herself, the lead character, Cheryl, struggles to make a video documentary about a (fictitious) uncredited 1930s film actress known as “The Watermelon Woman.” The more Cheryl learns about the actress, the more she draws parallels between their two lives.