Laura Mulvey b. 1941
Directed by Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen
Duration: 30 minutes.
AMY! is the 2nd film Mulvey and Wollen made seeking to put the ideas in Visual Pleasure into practice... the follow-up to the more well known Riddles of the Sphinx. To anyone who has seen Ridddles, AMY will seem a bit more user friendly. As you'd expect, the pace is slow, yet the ideas are rich and challenging.
Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from Great Britain to Australia. Mulvey and Wollen’s experimental documentary combines newsreel footage of the aviator’s arrival, dramatic recreations of events from her life and contemporary discussions by feminist groups on the subject of heroism in this most unconventional biopic.