Gregorio Davila; 2017; USA; 39 min.
Ex-nun, journalist, author, outspoken activist, community organizer, civil rights advocate, legendary butch feminist: all of those titles would describe Jeanne Cordova, but she liked to call herself a “professional lesbian.” This loving and dynamic film showcases a true pioneer of the West Coast LGBTQ movement. It’s a tribute to Cordova’s monumental accomplishments, from her days creating the Lesbian Tide to her never-ending fight for fairness, justice, and equality for lesbians, all women, and the queer community. Best Documentary Short winner at Outfest 2017.
THEATER OF DESIRE: SPLIT BRITCHES Shelby Zoe Coley; 2016; USA; 12 min.
The lesbian theater troupe Split Britches explicate the autobiographical and queer ancestral elements of their eponymous debut, a performance that influenced a generation of lesbian feminists in New York’s theater community during the Reagan era.