Sunday, June 24, 2007

Private Life

Quoting Frameline: "Ruth is a 1950's closeted mill worker living in the British countryside in the PlanetOut Short Movie Award-winning Private Life. When she travels to the big city of Manchester, she risks arrest to go to an underground gay bar." This gem of a short captures the feel of the 1950's, with secret clubs under the constant threat of police raids, but it also captures the humor that enabled people to survive such oppression. Strongly recommended; my favorite of this year's girls' shorts.

Private Life, dir. Abbe Robinson, 2006 USA, 16 min.

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screened in the "Fun in Girls' Shorts" program

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