Girlfriends

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CertificateNot Rated
Year1978
GenreDrama, Comedy
DirectorClaudia Weill
WritersClaudia Weill, Vicki Polon
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR 26MINS
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 15+
SeasonMain Programme

When her best friend and roommate abruptly moves out to get married, Susan (Melanie Mayron), trying to be an artist while making ends meet as a bar mitzvah photographer on Manhattan's Upper West Side, finds herself adrift in both life and love.

A wonder of American independent cinema, Claudia Weill's 1978 gem Girlfriends authentically captures the nuances and complexities of female friendship. Weill pioneered an entire sub-genre that captures the life and tensions of independent young women finding their way in New York City.

Over 40 years on, her achingly funny vision remains a revolutionary touchstone - inspiring the work of Greta Gerwig and Lena Dunham.

New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Claudia Weill and director of photography Fred Murphy

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