Paris Was a Woman

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Release Date: November 08, 1996Running Time: 75 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary, Historical

Shari Benstock
Gisele Freund
Berthe Cleyrergue
Catharine R Stimpson

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A film portrait of the exciting and extraordinary community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris during the first half of this century, when the "City of Lights" was the world's undisputed cultural capital. Utilizing groundbreaking research, newly discovered home movies and other visual sources, and intimate storytelling intertwining interview with anecdote, "Paris Was a Woman" recreates the mood and flavor of this artistic haven at the height of its magic. Authors Colette, Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein; painters Romaine Brooks and Marie Laurencin; photographers Bernice Abbott and Gisele Freund; publishers and booksellers Sylvia Beach a... Full Summary >>