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Claudia Weill, Girlfriends, 1978

Girlfriends

18 Apr 201424 Apr 2014

Girls' and Frances Ha’s recent portraits of young women's confusion and co-dependency have made a phenomenon out of a brand of New York neurosis that is distinctly female. But almost 40 years before these works, debut director Claudia Weill wrote and directed this woefully neglected gem about Susan, a struggling photographer who is forced to fend for herself when her roommate Anne decides to get married.

Following a recent special presentation at the Birds Eye View Film Festival, ICA and I am Dora are delighted to present the film on an extended run. One not to be missed.

'Girlfriends is a movie I didn’t see until after making my features, yet I felt like I had stolen ideas directly from it.' Lena Dunham

Curated by I am Dora, a curatorial initiative that explores how women relate to one another through the medium of film.

Girlfriends, dir. Claudia Weill, US 1978, 86 mins

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