Thursday, June 23, 2005

Left Lane

Left Lane is a documentary about one of "the ten most dangerous women in America" (according to Concerned Women for America), Alix Olson. Alix is a performance artist, slam poet, progressive queer activist, and "the patriarchy's worst nightmare — a loudmouthed spitfire with a wicked wit and an elegant way with zinging the powers that be."

I find the standard staccato breathless cadence of poetry performance rather grating, but in spite of that limitation, this is a wonderful film about a wonderful artist.

LEFT LANE, dir. Samantha Farinella, 2004 USA, 93 min. video.

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