Yours in Sisterhood
dir. Irene Lusztig / USA / 2018 / 101 min. / Warsaw premiere
Director: Irene Lustig
Screenplay: Irene Lustig
Cinematography: Irene Lustig
Editing: Irene Lustig
Sound: Maile Colbert
Producers: Irene Lustig
Production: Komsomol Films
World sales: Women Make Movies
What might be revealed in the process of inviting strangers to act out and respond to 1970s feminism forty years later? Between 2015 and 2017, hundreds of strangers in communities all over the US were invited to read aloud and respond to letters from the 70s sent to the editor of “Ms. Magazine” – the ﬁrst mainstream feminist magazine in the US. The intimate, provocative, and sometimes heartbreaking conversations that emerge from these spontaneous performances make us think critically about the past, present, and future of feminism. ”Yours in Sisterhood” is a project about time travel, embodied listening, empathy, public discourse, and the lost art of letter writing.
Special thanks to Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty for their support.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Berlinale, Hot Docs Toronto, Melbourne International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, AFI Docs, Camden International Film Festival, RIDM - Montreal International Documentary Festival, Frameline, New Horizons International Film Festival, DocLisboa, Documenta Madrid, Docaviv, Antenna Documentary Film Festival, Cork Film Festival
Irene Lustig is a filmmaker, archival researcher, and amateur seamstress. Her film and video work mines old images and technologies for new meanings in order to reframe, recuperate, and reanimate forgotten and neglected histories. Much of her current work is centered on public feminism, language, and histories of women and women’s bodies. Born in England to Romanian parents, Irene grew up in Boston and has lived in France, Italy, Romania, China, and Russia, and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She teaches filmmaking at UC Santa Cruz where she is Professor of Film and Digital Media.