The Joy of Life
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The Joy of Life
The sixty-five minute, avant-garde experimental film Joy of Life opens as a feature on the day-to-day experiences of a militant lesbian in the San Francisco Bay area, and her bittersweet, occasionally heartbreaking search for love and lust. It then uses these themes as a springboard, segueing, free-form, into a documentary exploration of lesbian sexuality, Frank Capra's 1941 classic Meet John Doe, and the history of the Golden Gate Bridge as a point of departure for suicides. In voice-over, Lawrence Ferlinghetti delivers his poetic elegy to Frisco, City of Light, while the late Weldon Kees… More

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"The Joy of Life offers a truncated and incomplete but a nonetheless promising start to that looming and hopefully brilliant career."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"A transfixing, unforgettable new half personal essay, half documentary."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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