CHI Salon - Feminist Encounters and Film Criticism: Reframing 1970s US Film Histories



Amherst College (College street, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

Whereas common narratives of 1970s American film have heralded those white male maverick directors who are understood as forces behind filmic and technological changes, this period of cinematic liberation coincided with both the Civil Rights and the Women’s Movements. My current research focused on this period seeks to liberate those dominant narratives regarding ’70s cinema in great part by linking feminist inquiry, film form, and the creative possibilities of essayistic writing.