Critical Writing Index

Sundance's big risks and strange mediocrity offer hope for filmmaking

by Susan Gerhard

San Francisco Bay Guardian, Jan. 29, 1997

Susan Gerhard reviews the 1997 Sundance Festival line-up. In particular recounts the many films that were dedicated to "female bonding" listing off a plethora of films pertaining to the subject. Notable films on the topic include: Kevin Smith's Chasing Amy, Tony Vitale's Kiss Me, Guido and Out at Work by Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson. Gerhard, reflecting on a quote by B. Ruby Rich, stating "lesbians were last years Jack Russel Terrier", Gerhard discusses the many films that play on that proposed "fashion".

ITEM 1997.100 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

All Over MeSichel sisters

Slaves to the UndergroundKristine Peterson

Hide and SeekSu Friedrich

Love and Other CatastrophesEmma-Kate Croghan

Arresting GenaHannah Weyer

Chasing AmyKevin Smith

Kiss Me, GuidoTony Vitale

Out at WorkTami Gold and Kelly Anderson