Check out the new piece by Dan Schindel written for “nonfics”titled, “The Doc Option: Before ‘Philomeda’ Watch ‘A Girl Like Her’ “http://nonfics.com/doc-option-philomena-watch-girl-like/NOVEMBER SCREENINGS of A GIRL LIKE HERThanks to everyone who came to the screening atReal Art Ways Cinema, in Hartford, CT on Nov. 9thsponsored by ACCESS ConnecticutSPAIN: 7th International Conference, Pontevedra, Spain – Nov. 22 & 23Grupo de Investigación AFIN (Infancias, Familias) AFIN (Childhood, Families) Research GroupScreening Nov. 23 at 18:30 (6:30PM) followed by a discussion
(Director will not be present)
For further information: http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/afin/ POLAND: A GIRL LIKE HER ( Porządna dziewczyna ) will continue to travel throughout Poland with WATCH DOCS International Human Rights Film Festival.
There are a few more venues yet to be announced. Details at:
http://www.watchdocs.pl/2013/a/travelling_festival-article-6-en.htmlFor a complete list of cities where A GIRL has been screened see SCREENINGS above.**********************Please share the news*******************************A GIRL LIKE HER IS NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE on DVDFor US and CANADA — DVDs for Home Use and Educational Usego to: Buy DVD on this site.To purchase a DVD in all other Countries go to: Journeyman Pictures(Available in Europe on DVD and Pay for View )Critical Praise for A GIRL LIKE HER:“The movie speaks quietly but powerfully for human dignity. A Girl Like Her packsan emotional wallop greater than most other films released this year, documentary or fiction.” —Dan Schindel, OTSTE
“A Girl Like Her, Ann Fessler’s quietly devastating documentary … offers asociologically rich and important deconstruction of a devastating doublesocial standard that was in effect in those days. In revealing the painful legacy that permanently impacted so many mothers, Fessler has finally and respectfullygiven them a voice.” —Geneva Anderson, Art Hound
“A Girl Like Her,Ann Fessler’s haunting group portrait of women who surrenderedtheir children for adoption in the 1950s and ’60s juxtaposes their voices with stockarchival images from an era when wrenching human drama was buried beneathairbrushed images of family and sexuality.”— Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
A GIRL LIKE HER reveals the hidden history of over a million young women who became pregnant in the 1950s and 60s and were banished to maternity homes to give birth, surrender their children, and return home alone. They were told to keep their secret, move on and forget. But, does a woman forget her child?
The film combines footage from educational films and newsreels of the time period about dating, sex, “illegitimate” pregnancy, and adoption—that both reflected and shaped the public’s understanding of single pregnancy during that time—with the voices of these mothers as they speak today, with hindsight, about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.