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8th(2006)



Make Out

New York Newsreel

  • USA
  • 1972
  • 5min
  • Beta
  • black and white

The only co-produced newsreel feature, this film may be short, but displays an alternative and open structure. A teenage couple are kissing inside a car. While the boy is engrossed in the moment, the girl’s thoughts are presented in her voice over. She worries about what the boy will think of her, and whether this situation might lead to nasty rumors spreading about her at school. Unconventionally, the film refuses to make a conclusion and, just as the boy’s foreplay and the girl’s dilemma intensify, comes to an end. A popular education film for teenage girls on the subject of date rape and the right to one’s own body, this is a fascinating attempt to incorporate the standpoint of the adolescent girl. (Cho Hye-young)

Director

  • New York NewsreelNew York Newsreel

    In 1967, independent filmmakers and activists including Robert Kramer launched the Newsreel movement in order to take active part in social resistance. The media’s distortion of the large-scale anti-war rally that took place in front of the Department of Defense in 1967 triggered the Newsreel movement which instantaneously spread nationwide. To separate itself from other Newsreel organizations in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vermont, the New York center was called the New York Newsreel, which changed its name to Third World Newsreel in 1974. Some fifty-odd members including Geri Ashur, director of Janie’s Janie (1971) and Christine Choy of To Love, Honor & Obey, were actively involved in the New York Newsreel, quickly putting together works on social issues and activism that media outlets would usually shy away from, and distributing the films to schools and activist organizations. Their goal was to promote resistance against war, imperialism and discrimination based on sex, class and race. The films co-directed by women filmmakers who worked at New York Newsreel include Make Out (1972), She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (1967), and Up Against the Wall, Miss America (1968). Other works include, Columbia Revolt (1968), Summer ’68 (1969), No Game (1968), Black Panther (1968) and People’s War (1969).

Credit

  • ProducerNew York Newsreel