Mujer de Milfuegos (1976) by Chick Strand

Thursday, May 23, 1985, 8:00 pm

Women’s Voices

A program selected from Canyon Cinema.


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133


Mujer de Milfuegos by Chick Strand (1976) 15 min. 

Chinamoon by Barbara Linkevitch (1975) 15 min. 

Petit Mal by Betzy Bromberg (1978) 18 min. 

Sincerely by Lynn Kirby (1980) 14 min. 

Salve by Sharon Couzin (1981) 14 min. 

Frameline by Gunvor Nelson (1984) 22 min.

Since the early 1970s, in films by many women, there is a dominance of a visual style which uses personal, autobiographical subject matter and a complex montage of fragmentation of images and sounds. A few of the most inventive are constructed in a manner closer to music or poetry than to prose narrative, and they are the product of a woman’s experience. In recent feminist film theory, questions of a “female voice” in film have been raised. This selection of short films poses a question: Can one argue for a uniquely feminist or feminine voice with lyrical, personal films such as these? (S.B.) Programmed by Stephanie Beroes.