GIRLS IN UNIFORM – Summer of Solidarity Film Series
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Girls in Uniform
(Mädchen in Uniform, Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich, Germany 1931, 85 min., 35mm, German w/subtitles)
Summer of Solidarity. All of the girls in an oppressive boarding school for daughters of Prussian military officers cherish their female teacher, but one particularly sensitive student falls extra hard for her love ideal. An international sensation upon its release, this was all but lost to film history after it was banned in Nazi Germany for its “unhealthy moral conclusions.” Recent years of queer film archaeology have determined this to be the first truly radical and explicit lesbian film. Girls in Uniform brilliantly details how our emotions and our desires are forever policed, even down to the minutest details of our everyday lives.
This film series is organized by the George Eastman Museum in partnership with the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival, and The MOCHA Center / Trillium Health. Generously sponsored by Trillium Health.