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Bernice Bobs Her Hair

USA, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Joan Micklin Silver

Bernice Bobs Her Hair concerns the pre-flapper generation. Bernice is transformed from a reticent ugly duckling into a successful and sought-after 'vamp' by her manipulative cousin. Bernice becomes so adroit at social cliches and conventions that she wins the hearts of all her cousin's suitors. She is trapped, though, into bobbing her hair to prove her mettle, and loses her newly-found beauty. Her revenge gives the story a fine ironic twist.

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ON THE YARD

USA, 1978
Raphael D. Silver is the husband of Joan Micklin Silver, who directed Hester Street and Bernice Bobs Her Hair (shown in the 1977 Festival), and produced On the Yard. It is his first film as a directo… More »

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