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October 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
directed by Catherine Corsini
(in French with English subtitles, 105min., 2016)
Sensual and elegant, Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME follows Carole and Delphine as they fall in love against the backdrop of early feminist activism in 1971 France. After living in the city, Delphine is called home to help with her family farm in the countryside and is forced to choose between her responsibility to them and the life of love she had in Paris with Carole.
A great adult drama, lively with surprise and humor and passion and complicated with messy emotions and fumblings as both Carole and Delphine work to claim, and work firecely to claim, a sense of themselves, a sense of how they want to be, while sustaining their love for each other. The film is also an acutely and sensitively etched portrait of a time — the early 1970s — when a political sense of self was forged in the tension between aspiration and daily life.
“Delphine and Carole meet in Paris in the early ’70s, a time of post-’68 agitation and fertile ground for French filmmakers mining their nation’s recent history for resonant stories. Catherine Corsini’s SUMMERTIME, with the clarity of hindsight and a deep reservoir of empathy, examines the commingling of the personal and the political from a fresh angle. This is a film about the struggle for sexual freedom and women’s rights, and also about the power of region, class and custom in the lives of its characters.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Perhaps the world is finally ready for a lesbian romance as direct and unapologetic as SUMMERTIME, though this beautifully realized tearjerker works as well as it does in part because the characters themselves don’t seem quite ready to follow through on the love they’re feeling. Turning back the clock to the early ’70s, Catherine Corsini delivers a luminous, golden-hued period piece in which a French farm girl (Izia Higelin) moves to Paris, where she falls for a radical feminist (Cecile De France), only to be called home by a family emergency.” — Variety
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The 31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival opens on Wednesday, October 12th and continues October 14-23.
The Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres in the UWM Peck School of the Arts.
The Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cream City Foundation, Wisconsin Gazette, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride, Jack H. Smith of Shorewest Realtors, Bronze Optical, and Joseph R. Pabst.