Director: Dir Claudia Weill
Country: USA, 1978
Runtime: 86 min
Date: SUN 13 April, 2014
Struggling photographer Susan flatshares with best friend Anne, but when Anne gets married Susan must fend for herself. Claudia Weill’s woefully neglected gem celebrates the comedy and confusion of young single life in New York – decades before Girls and Frances Ha made them a phenomenon.
Championed by Stanley Kubrick on its original release and recently ‘re-discovered’ by Lena Dunham, Girlfriends is finally receiving the attention it deserves.
Curated and co-presented with I am Dora, a film series and publication exploring how female characters in film affect women’s perceptions of themselves