The Archivettes

Director: Megan Rossman

Courtesy of: Women Make MoviesDocumentary | Lesbian | Unclassified 15+ | 61 | USA | 2019


Born in 1974 in a Manhattan apartment the Lesbian Herstory Archive has grown to become an essential collection of lesbian history. This inspiring documentary tells the story of the women behind that collection, the devoted Archivettes who have cared for it over the years with passion and perseverance, ensuring that the diversity of lesbian histories and identities, from the personal to the political, live on. Featuring brilliant archival footage and interviews with several generations of Archivettes, it’s an empowering story of pride, resistance and intergenerational connection.

Festival guest in attendance: Lesbian Herstory Archive co-founder Joan Nestle

Screens with Catherine Opie b. 1961
DIR – Sini Anderson, 2019, USA, 14 mins
A revealing and intimate portrait of an artist whose work has been labeled subversive.Catherine Opie shares the emotional and political motivations for her provocative and influential photography.

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