She Must Be Seeing Things
Dir. Sheila McLaughlin, 1987, USA, 95 minutes
| Co-Presented with Quad Cinema |
Part of the Coming Out Again program–a new series in collaboration with Quad Cinema that surveys lesser-known landmarks of LGBTQ film history.
30th anniversary screening with writer/director Sheila McLaughlin in person!
“A landmark film…brilliant. It pursues, in unprecedented ways, the nature of lesbian desire, fantasy and sexuality.” – St. Louis Riverfront Times
“Eroticism, voyeurism, and female desire. A thought-provoking film.” – Sight & Sound
In this romantic psychodrama, smitten couple Agatha and filmmaker Jo are made distant after Agatha reads Jo’s diary, suggesting a decidedly heterosexual past. During Jo’s intense film shoot, Agatha begins surreptitiously seeing (or hallucinating?) her partner out and about enjoying the company of men. With a score by downtown New York mainstay John Zorn, this is a film given considerable warmth by the minutiae of its depiction of New York City as a city of tradeoffs—where work is everything, nobody has enough time, and everyone is wondering if they can do better. Print courtesy of UCLA and the Outfest Legacy Project.
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