Endorsed by Stanley Kubrick, as “one of the very rare American films that I would compare with the serious, intelligent, sensitive writing and filmmaking that you find in the best directors in Europe,” Claudia Weill’s indie flick Girlfriends is a MUST SEE.
The 1978 film follows NYC photographer Susan (who supports herself shooting weddings while trying to get her work into galleries), and her best friend, Anne, an aspiring writer who ditches her dreams (and Susan) when she settles into marriage and motherhood. Feeling abandoned and frustrated, Susan keeps grinding on, determined to maintain her independence. Depending on your vantage point, this film will hit a different note, but you can rest assured it will resonate.
See it next Wednesday, November 21 at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W). Grab tix here.