Lynne Sachs (b. 1961)
Atalanta: 32 Years Later (2006)
5 min. 16mm 2006
A retelling of the age-old fairy tale of the beautiful princess in search of the perfect prince. In 1974, Marlo Thomas’ hip, liberal celebrity gang created a feminist version of the children’s parable for mainstream TV’s “Free to Be You and Me”. Now in 2006, Sachs dreamed up this new experimental film reworking, a homage to girl/girl romance. Ocularis, Williamsburg, Pacific Film Archive, 2006.
“Very gentle and evocative of foreign feelings.” George Kuchar