The Edge of Each Other’s Battles, a film by Jennifer Abod, tells the story of legendary black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde (1934-1992), and you can see it tonight at The Top RVA as part of Sistah Sinema.
Lorde, one of the most celebrated second wave feminist icons, has inspired generations of activists with her words, and served to change and unite communities where ever she went.
The Edge of Each Other’s Battles is a documentary telling Lorde’s story through the eyes of those who new her, and her own words. Check out the trailer below:
Jennifer Abod’s competent, economic docu “The Edge of Each Other’s Battles” illuminates the life and works of black lesbian feminist poet-activist Audre Lorde. Largely shot at a four-day conference held in 1990 as a tribute to Lorde, pic constitutes a fitting coda to her career; during this event, the cancer that would shortly claim the poet’s life in no way diminished her extraordinary eloquence and charisma. Pic also serves as a working model for the edgily interconnected dynamics of race, culture, class and sexuality that distinguish her vision. Docu, making the rounds of black, gay, activist and artistic fests and venues, could ultimately alight on PBS or cable.
Sistah Sinema is a monthly series that showcases queer women of color in film in different cities. The group has held quite a few here in Richmond and next week, the series, along with the Afrikana Film Festival, will screen “Out in the Night” at the Bijou Film Center. The film is a documentary on four [...]