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Between My Flesh and the World's Fingers Talena Sanders

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Taking a fresh essayistic approach built on re-enactments, archival footage, new images and superimposed text, Talena Sanders (Liahona, RIDM 2013) revives the life and work of Mary McLane, a provocative early 20th century American writer. An openly bisexual feminist who pioneered tabooshattering first-person literature, McLane also directed a film. Although it has since been lost, that film serves as a touchstone for Sanders’ fantastical re-enactments. Resituating McLane’s daring writings in present-day America, the filmmaker decontextualizes her subject’s thoughts in order to highlight their continuing relevance. The film becomes a trans-generational dialogue between two women, both committed to fighting their society’s stifling conservatism. (BD)

Between My Flesh and the World's Fingers

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 31 MIN
  • Cinematography : Talena Sanders
  • Editing : Talena Sanders
  • Production : Talena Sanders
  • Sound Design : Talena Sanders
Filmography of Talena Sanders :

Tokens and Penalties (2012)
Liahona (2013)
Prospector (2015)
Reasonable Watchfulness (2018)

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