The Dark Side of Tomorrow (aka Just the Two of Us)
Dirs. Barbara Peeters & Jacques Deerson, 1970, USA, 84 mins
New York premiere of 4K restoration
While their husbands are away on business, two lonely L.A. housewives embark on an affair in this remarkable feature from Barbara Peeters (one of the only female filmmakers from Roger Corman’s New World Pictures stable) and Jacques Deerson (who would go on to photograph TWO-LANE BLACKTOP the following year). Bypassing sexploitation, this tender, richly realized drama is a crucial milestone in the portrayal of sapphic relationships onscreen.
Part of the Coming Out Again program–an ongoing series in collaboration with Quad Cinema that surveys lesser-known landmarks of LGBTQ film history.
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