[Videonews] WMM Classics on DVD: Films by Michelle Citron and Laura Mulvey

Sarah Reynolds (sreynolds@WMM.com)
Fri, 9 Nov 2007 15:11:38 -0500

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WMM CLASSICS on DVD!
Films by Michelle Citron and Laura Mulvey
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WMM is pleased to announce the launch of CLASSICS SERIES ON DVD, made
possible by a generous grant from the New York State Council on the
Arts (NYSCA). We begin this exciting new series by making four pioneering films from Michelle Citron and Laura Mulvey available in DVD format for the first time.

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DAUGHTER RITE and WHAT YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED
by Michelle Citron
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Thegroundbreaking classic film about mothers, daughters and sibling
sister relationships, DAUGHTER RITE by Michelle Citronis one of the
most widely used feminist films in Cinema Studies courses.

Includes BONUS FEATURE:
WHAT YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED, Citron's intimate and moving film about women's experiences in jobs traditionally held by men.

For more information, or to place an order:
http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c356.shtml

"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

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AMY! and FRIDA KHALO AND TINA MODOTTI
by Laura Mulvey and with Peter Wollen
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The DVD release of AMY! and FRIDA KHALO AND TINA MODOTTI, two early
works by renowned film scholar Laura Mulvey, co-written and
co-directed with Peter Wollen, affords film and feminist scholars
long-awaited access to two of Mulvey's important projects in the
discourse of feminist theory.

Mulvey came to prominence in the early 1970s with her seminal essay
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. One of the most widely cited and
anthologized articles in the field of contemporary film theory, this
groundbreaking work investigated questions of spectatorial
identification and its relationship to the male gaze. With this essay
and other articles, Mulvey helped establish feminist film theory as a legitimate field of study.

For more information, or to place an order:
http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c701.shtml

"The rediscovery of these
films will energize discussions of feminist film theory by
illustrating the stakes
of film practice."

- Patricia White
Chair, Film and Media Studies, Swarthmore College & Chair, WMM Board

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GENERAL ORDERING INFORMATION

All orders must be accompanied by an institutional purchase order or prepayment. Payment may be made by institutional check, money order, or Visa and MasterCard.

Women Make Movies 462 Broadway #500LS NY, NY 10013 * orders@wmm.com

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http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/special_collections.shtml

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