Women’s Film Preservation Fundpresents: Liane Brandon
Anything You Want To Be

Women’s Film Preservation Fund presents: Liane Brandon

classified 12A

Reframing Film

Shorts package

Fri 26 July 11:00

Cinema 3, Watershed

Liane Brandon, Liane Brandon, Liane Brandon
33 mins, 1971, USA
Primary language

We team up with the Women’s Film Preservation Fund to present a trio of shorts by Liane Brandon, one of the first American indie women filmmakers to emerge from the Second Wave Feminist Film Women's Movement.

Award-winning independent filmmaker, photographer and University of Massachusetts/Amherst Professor Emerita Liane Brandon was also a co-founder of New Day Films, the nationally known cooperative that pioneered in the distribution of feminist/social issue films and videos.

The films screening include:

Anything You Want To Be (1971, 8 mins)
A teenager's humorous collision with gender role stereotypes and one of the first independent films of the early women’s movement to explore the external pressures and the more subtle internal pressures a girl faces in finding her identity.

Sometimes I Wonder Who I Am (1972, 5 mins)
This poignant brief portrait of a young mother grew out of the experiences of a group of women who found – as they haltingly expressed to one another their feelings of emptiness, anger, and fear – that they were not alone.

Betty Tells Her Story (1972, 20 mins)
In two continuous takes, a woman sitting in a chair tells a story about the purchase of a dress — twice and the contrast between the two stories reveals her deeper feeling about herself and her place in the world.

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With a pre-recorded intro from Liane Brandon herself and followed by an in-person discussion with Kirsten Larvick (Co-Chair of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund and a Moving Image Preservationist) and Bristol filmmaker Katie Davies (part of BEEF film and sound collective) hosted by critic and writer Tara Judah.

The event is followed by a Get Together led by Katie Davies presented with the Women’s Preservation Fund (free but please reserve your place).

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