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Movie Quote of the Day – Camilla, 1994 (dir. Deepa Mehta)


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Camilla: I married Ivor when I was 17. He died when I was 53. The arithmetic alludes me, but that is a goddamned long time to be locked in a loveless marriage.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: Used People, 1992 (dir. Beeban Kidron)


I had never heard of this movie until I started working at Warner Archive Collection last year and when I saw that they had a movie with Marcello Mastroianni in it, I just had to watch it. I finally got around to watching it earlier this week and discovered that it was in fact directed by a woman (Kidron also directed To Wong Foo among other things). I’m glad I waited so long to watch it because I’ve learned a lot in the last few months from things I’ve read and conversations I’ve had with women and I think I wouldn’t have appreciated this movie as much if I had watched it earlier.

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