Paris Was a Woman (1996)

Paris Was a Woman is a documentary written by Andrea Weiss and directed by Greta Schiller. Its story follows a group of female artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers who settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France, some developed an ex-pat culture, and most cherished a way of life quite different than the one left behind. The film offers a series of archival footage, music, paintings, literature, and rare interviews with folks who were there. Among them, we can find find Berenice Abbott, Gisele Freund, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Colette, Janet Flanner and others. Besides the contribution of lesbianism in the feminist movement, Paris Was a Woman introduces us to the intellectual life of the time through artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway, and James Joyce. Here is the film introduction in lieu of trailer.

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