Digital Anthology: Feminist Film

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Summer 1962: Experimental animator Mary Ellen Bute interviewed by Mary Batten

Spring 1971: Eleanor Perry, screenwriter of Diary of a Mad Housewife and Last Summer, discusses how a male-dominated industry treats women, onscreen and off

Summer 1972: Talking craft and criticism with the London-based novelist and screenwriter Penelope Gilliatt

November/December 1977: Patricia Patterson and Manny Farber dive into Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

March/April 1978: Molly Haskell explains her affinity for Gérard Depardieu

March/April 1982: Libidinous musicals One from the HeartPennies from Heaven, and Victor/Victoria

September/October 1982: Nastassja Kinski interviewed by Jodie Foster

July/August 1983: The surface-level shortcomings of Marsha McCreadie’s survey of female film writers, Women on Film: The Critical Eye

September/October 1984: Marcia Pally investigates the political, legal, and artistic implications of feminist puritanism, and has it out with De Palma about Body Double

May/June 1985: Men look at women; the camera looks at objects. Facts of life or cinema conspiracy?

July/August 1991: Women in revolt: Kathleen Murphy on Thelma & Louise

September/October 1999: Amy Taubin on Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut

September/October 2002: Maithili Rao pays tribute to the brilliant Indian actress and feminist icon Shabana Azmi 

July/August 2005: the short-lived career and eternal star power of Françoise Dorléac

July/August 2009: Amy Taubin on Lucrecia Martel‘s The Headless Woman

November/December 2016: Molly Haskell on Paul Verhoeven’s Elle