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The Joy of Life [DVD] [English] [2005]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Jenni Olson's acclaimed shorts: Meep! Meep!, Blue Diary, Sometimes
  • The Joy of Life original theatrical trailer
  • Information Guide: The Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier campaign

Synopsis

The Joy of Life
The sixty-five minute, avant-garde experimental film Joy of Life opens as a feature on the day-to-day experiences of a militant lesbian in the San Francisco Bay area, and her bittersweet, occasionally heartbreaking search for love and lust. It then uses these themes as a springboard, segueing, free-form, into a documentary exploration of lesbian sexuality, Frank Capra's 1941 classic Meet John Doe, and the history of the Golden Gate Bridge as a point of departure for suicides. In voice-over, Lawrence Ferlinghetti delivers his poetic elegy to Frisco, City of Light, while the late Weldon Kees (rumored as a Golden Gate jumper) composed the music used in the film. Writer-director Jenni Olson authored this picture, which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and received high praise from The San Francisco Examiner and The Village Voice. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Narrator
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