Monday, 6 March 2017, 18:30 BFI Library
Salon Discussion: Lesbian Cinema with BFI Flare programmer Emma Smart
What better way to celebrate our 10th birthday than by having the chance to carry out our own detective work and go deep into the caverns of the BFI Library collections to discover just exactly what material is held on lesbian cinema and what keywords are there to search for lesbians* in the catalogue?
From the closeted celebrities of classical Hollywood to out-and-proud New Queer Cinema via the radical experiments of the 1970s, lesbians have always been in film – and in film books!
Join us as we talk you through our favourite titles that reveal a secret history.
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We selected the BFI Reuben Library’s Collections Focus for March 2017 to accompany our Salon discussion. Here is our list – happy reading!
Kim Akass and Janet McCabe, eds. Reading the L-word: Outing Contemporary Television
Chantal Akerman, Les Rendez-vous d’Anna [script] Bad Object-Choices, How Do I Look? Queer Film and Video
Edith Becker, Michelle Citron, Julia Lesage, B. Ruby Rich, Special Section: Lesbians and Film, Jump Cut nos 24/25 March 1981
Bernstorgg and Hetze, eds. Frauen in Hosen: Hosenrollen im Film
Wayne Bryant, Bisexual Characters in Film From Anais to Zee
Gary P. Cestaro, ed. Queer Italia: Same-sex Desire in Italian Literature and Film
Abigail Child, This Is Called Moving
Michelle Citron, Home Movies and Other Necessary Fictions
Michelle Citron, Jump Cut, see Edith Becker above.
Colette, Colette at the Movies: Criticism and Screenplays
Marlene Dietrich: Greta Garbo Storsta Konkurrent (photobook)
Richard Dyer, Now You See It: Studies in Gay and Lesbian Film
Richard Dyer, Images of Homosexuality, NFT programme July 1977
Gever, Greyson & Parmar, eds, Queer Looks
Shohini Ghosh, Fire: A Queer Film Classic
Liz Gibbs, ed. Daring to Dissent: Lesbian Culture From Margins to Mainstream
Jane Giles, Bad Girls (poster pamphlet)
Robin Griffiths, ed. British Queer Cinema
Boze Hadleigh, The Lavender Screen
Barbara Hammer, Hammer!
Briony Hanson, She Must Be Seeing Things: A Selective History of Lesbian Cinema, NFT Programme June 2004
Lynda Hart, Fatal Women: Lesbian Sexuality and the Mark of Aggression
Heathcote, Hughes & Williams, eds. Gay Signatures: Lesbian and Gay Theory, Fiction and Film in France 1945-1995
Kara Keeling, The Witch’s Flight
Alice A. Kuzniar, The Queer German Cinema
Julia Lesage, Jump Cut, see Edith Becker above.
Sophie Mayer, Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema
Judith Mayne, Directed by Dorothy Arzner
Judith Mayne, Framed: Lesbians, Feminists and Media Culture
Mandy Merck, Perversions: Deviant Readings
Ulrike Ottinger, Madame X [facsimile screenplay] Sally Potter, Orlando [screenplay] Yvonne Rainer, Feelings are Facts
B Ruby Rich, New Queer Cinema
B Ruby Rich, Jump Cut, see Edith Becker above.
Schoonover and Galt, Queer Cinema in the World
Emma Smart, Lesbian and Gay Cinema: A Selective Bibliography (pamphlet)
Chris Straayer, Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies
Taormino, Parreñas Shimizu, Penley and Miller Young eds, The Feminist Porn Book
Ruth Vanita, ed. Queering India
Lee Wallace, Lesbianism, Cinema, Space: The Sexual Life of Apartments
Thomas Waugh, The Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas
Andrea Weiss, Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in the Cinema
Andrea Weiss, Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in the Cinema NFT programme Nov/Dec 1992
Greta Schiller, Before Stonewall [published script] Patricia White, Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability
Tamsin Wilton ed., Immortal Invisible: Lesbians and the Moving Image
Bev Zalcock, Renegade Sisters: Girl Gangs on Film