Bette Gordon was in the spotlight in 2020 due to the recent restoration of her cult film Variety (1983), which found an obstacle in its way to theaters in the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately Play-Doc International Film Festival gave us the opportunity this year to discover this gem on the big screen.
Q & A
Our collaborator Tomáš Hudák interviews Kim Knowles, author of "Experimental Film and Photochemical Practices", lecturer in film studies and curator.
The return to a physical festival was welcome for everyone attending the event – the communal experience of watching films has been one of the pleasures denied to us by the ominous 2020.
In this framework, we were able to talk with her about her motivations, her staging and her female leading characters.
Our 2020 interview then, is a logical follow up of our first preoccupations and a proper conclusion of our first conversation, since the topics we covered in both years are very much in agenda, today.