Women Filmmakers: Refocusing / Edition 1

Women Filmmakers: Refocusing / Edition 1

by Jacqueline Levitin
     
 

This wide-ranging volume of new work brings together women filmmakers and critics who speak about what has changed over the past twenty years. Including such filmmakers as Margarethe von Trotta, Deepa Mehta, and Pratibha Parmar, and such critics as E. Ann Kaplan, this comprehensive volume addresses political, artistic, and economic questions vital to understanding

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Overview

This wide-ranging volume of new work brings together women filmmakers and critics who speak about what has changed over the past twenty years. Including such filmmakers as Margarethe von Trotta, Deepa Mehta, and Pratibha Parmar, and such critics as E. Ann Kaplan, this comprehensive volume addresses political, artistic, and economic questions vital to understanding the relationship of women to the art and business of filmmaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415967822
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Levitin is a filmmaker who teaches women's studies at Simon Fraser University. Judith Plessis is Director of Language Programs and Services at the University of British Columbia. Valerie Raoul is a professor of French at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Refocusing: Talking about (and with) Women Filmmakers3
Women, Film, Resistance: Changing Paradigms15
Refocusing Authorship in Women's Filmmaking29
Women Filmmakers and the Avant-Garde: From Dulac to Duras38
Cinefeminism in Its Middle Ages, or "Please, Please, Please Give Me Back My Pleasure": The 1990s Work of Sally Potter, Chantal Akerman, and Yvonne Rainer51
Helma Sanders Brahms: An Introduction65
Interview and Excerpts from a Master Class with Helma Sanders Brahms71
The Personal and the Political: Interview with Margarethe von Trotta78
Changing Identity: Margarethe von Trotta's The Second Awakening of Christa Klages84
Agnieszka Holland: Continuity, the Self, and Artistic Vision96
The Dancing Body: Sally Potter as a Feminist Auteure108
The Vanishing Healer in Doris Dorrie's Nobody Loves Me119
Women Directors and Genre Films in France127
Mainstreaming the Margins in France: Three Films au Feminin138
Lina Wertmuller: The Grotesque in Seven Beauties151
Agnieszka Holland, Barbara Sass, and Dorota Kedzierzawska in the World of Male Polish Filmmaking167
The Films of Helke Misselwitz: Reconstructing Gender and Identity in the Former GDR180
"Cinema des Copines" and an Interview with Patricia Plattner188
Making Feature Films: Panel Discussion with Helma Sanders Brahms (Germany), Caroline Eades (France), Patricia Plattner (Switzerland), and Anne Wheeler (Canada)199
Making Documentary Films: Panel discussion with Nicole Giguere, Brenda Longfellow, Loretta Todd, and Aerlyn Weissman208
Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Representations of Identity in Two Kenyan Films219
Shuhaimi Baba and the Malaysian New Wave: Negotiating the Recuperation of Malay Custom (Adat)229
Representation of Women in the Films of Maria Luisa Bemberg239
Temporality and Identity in Sara Gomez's Documentaries249
Sprung from Sisterhood: Interview with Yue-Qing Yang on Making Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China264
An Introduction to Deepa Mehta: Making Films in Canada and India273
Excerpts from a Master Class with Deepa Mehta284
The Post of Colonial in the Works of Pratibha Parmar: Kiss My Chuddies291
Interview and Excerpts from a Master Class with Pratibha Parmar297
Documentaries Made in India: Raman Mann and Patricia Plattner311
Women of Maghrebi Origin in Recent Films from France323
Katinka Heyns: Questioning Afrikaans Culture330
Making Novia que te vea: Interview with Guita Schyfter342
Beyond the Homeland: Latino-Canadian Film and the Work of Marilu Mallet and Claudia Morgado347
Women Filmmakers in Quebec: Documentaries (Nicole Giguere) and Feature Films (Jocelyne Denault)373
Querying/Queering Stereotypes: Interview with Carole Ducharme on Making Straight from the Suburbs386
Shadow and Light: First Nations Women Filmmakers394
Unsettling the West: First Nations Films in British Columbia403
Leaving Gender Aside: The Legacy of Studio D?418
The Gender of the Gaze in Cinematography: A Woman with a Movie Camera433
Selected Film Sources447
Select Bibliography455
Notes on Contributors473
About the Editors477
Index479

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