Is Dad Dead Yet?

b.h. Yael

1991, 35:00 minutes, colour, English


Is Dad Dead Yet? Scarlett, Dorothy and Lola want to know. Hollywood's image subtext is the beginning for this broken narrative anti-dramatic film. Two women, a niece and her aunt, contemplate the familial cycles of relationships, death, secrets and confidances. Through their correspondences they question the power of images, trace authority's abuse through various spheres, and engage in a dialogue with history.
History itself, is embedded in us, in our flesh. Its evidence in our lives is manifest through us and through the familial and political relationships and structures we carry forward. The two women offer each other a place of rest.

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Critical Writing

This feminist film is drop-dead funny
by Craig MacInnis. The Toronto Star, Jan. 15, 1991.