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Damsel Jam

UK, 1992 (MIFF 1993, Experimental)

Director: Sarah Miles

Damsel Jam is a fast paced interplay of memory and fantasy where a modern adult woman meets her 12 year old self. The main character is an Alice In Wonderland lookalike, and one of her many discoveries is her own sexuality. To the background music of Nirvana and David Cassidy, the thoughts and feelings of her friends help to develop a bizarre explo­ration of the pain and happiness of being a woman in the 1990s.

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