With Michele Citron in person!
Presented by WHITE LIGHT CINEMA
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Daughter Rite is one of the key films from the 1970s alternative film scene- a time when feminism, theory, progressive politics, queer issues, and a general sense of questioning of experimental, documentary, and narrative norms were all being felt. Daughter Rite combines many of these concerns to create a fascinating and influential hybrid, a genre-bending film that remains a vibrant and timely exploration of reality and fiction 30 years after it was made.
“Daughter Rite is a classic, the missing link between the ‘direct cinema’ documentaries and the later hybrids that acknowledged truth couldn’t always be found in front of a camera lens. Scandalous in its day for bending the rules of representation to enlighten its audience about filmmaking, Daughter Rite has a lot to teach folks hooked on reality TV, too. Citron’s documentary inquiries into feminism, women in the trades, and feminist approaches to media representation are time capsules that merit re-opening.” (B. Ruby Rich, author of Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement)
Michelle Citron is an award-winning media artist whose work includes Daughter Rite and What You Take For Granted? (films), and As American As Apple Pie, Cocktails & Appetizers, and Mixed Greens (CD-ROMs). She is the author of the prize-winning book, Home Movies and Other Necessary Fictions, and she’s received grants from the NEA, NEH, and Illinois Arts Council. She is Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts, Columbia College, Chicago.
DAUGHTER RITE by Michelle Citron (1978, 53 min, 16mm)
Filed under: 16mm, documentary, experimental, feminism