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VIOLETTE LEDUC: IN PURSUIT OF LOVE
"An enlightening documentary about the French author, her unrequited love for Simone de Beauvoir and her queer literary legacy." - British Film Institute
Best Documentary award winner at the Torino LGBT Film Festival, IN PURSUIT OF LOVE chronicles the life of the French author and memoirist Violette Leduc. A controversial pioneer, she was encouraged to write by Simone de Beauvoir whom Leduc was in love with - going on to write her taboo-breaking memoir, La Bâtard (The Bastard)and the lesbian classicThérèse and Isabelle.
Director Esther Hoffenberg uses rare archival footage of Leduc, interviews with friends and scholars, and the author's own words to rediscover the impact of Leduc's work and sketch the controversial woman behind them and one of lesbian literature's giants.
An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying female-to-male (FTM) transgender experiences. Situating these struggles and stories as inextricably linked to queer and feminist struggles, BOY I AM presents an empowering chronicle of queer resistance. Click here to watch. Free preview expires June 24, 2015.
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