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Films/The Joy of Life

Past Screenings
Sunday, May 22, 6:30 PM
Northwest Film Forum
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Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 PM
Northwest Film Forum
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The Joy of Life
USA, 2005, 65 Minute Running Time
Genres: Documentary, Experimental, Gay/Lesbian
Programs: New Pioneers, Women in Cinema

Jenni Olson’s seductively layered debut incorporates the spoken diary of a butch dyke into a visual love letter to San Francisco. THE JOY OF LIFE flows effortlessly from an attempt to soothe the pain of a friend’s death into a history of the Golden Gate Bridge, the world’s number-one suicide landmark.
Director Jenni Olson scheduled to attend May 22 screening

DIRECTOR: Jenni Olson
Producer: Julie Dorf, Scott Noble
Editor: Marc Henrich
Screenwriter: Jenni Olson
Cinematographer: Sophia Constantinou
Music: Weldon Kees
Principal Cast: Voices of Harriet “Harry” Dodge, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

National Endowment for the Arts

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How Not to Kill Yourself
USA, 2004, 4 min.
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We Are The Littletons: A True Story
USA, 2004, 11 min.
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