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Penelope Spheeris and Amy Jones with Jane Root

Synopsis
Jane Root interviews the two American film directors Penelope Spheeris and Amy Jones. They talk about the problems women have in getting films financed and made in Hollywood. They defend themselves against their critics who suggest that women shouldn’t make exploitation movies. The directors comment on the influence of the producer Roger Corman, and discuss violence and sex in cinema today. Their films discussed include SUBURBIA, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, HOLLYWOOD VICE SQUAD and LOVE LETTERS.
Series
Writers in Conversation, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale
Uses
Students of film and women’s groups.*
Subjects
Media studies; Women’s studies
Keywords
cinema; film directors; Jones, Amy; Spheeris, Penelope

Production Company

Name

ICA Video

Notes
The ICA Writers in Conversation series are available for sale or free access online from the Roland Collection http://www.roland-collection.com

Distributor

Name

Roland Collection

Email
info@rolandcollection.com
Web
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Phone
01797 230 421
Fax
01797 230 677
Address
Peasmarsh
East Sussex
TN31 6XG
Notes
A collection of hundreds of international documentaries covering all aspects of art including architecture, archaeology, art appreciation and restoration, as well as some programmes on literature and creative writing. For sale on video and DVD or viewing online by annual subscription or pay-per-view.

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