All Over Me

1997, 90m, 35mm, U.S.

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Screened August 27, 2019

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The close relationship between aspiring punk guitarist Claude (Alison Folland) and her volatile bff Ellen is put to the test when Claude’s more-than-platonic feelings begin to surface one sleepover-fueled summer. Teenage sexual awakening is further complicated when Ellen begins dating a local thug and Claude finds herself torn between her lust for Ellen and new crush Lucy—a pink-haired, out-of-the-closet rocker (played by a pre-L Word Leisha Hailey). Set in gritty 1990s Hell’s Kitchen and immersed in the riot grrl scene (with a soundtrack to match), this Teddy Award-winner for Best First Feature is as much a time capsule of lost punk era NYC as it is an enduring landmark of queer cinema. 

With producer Dolly Hall and writer Sylvia Sichel in person


A film by Alex Sichel

Given great lyrical force by Folland, it comes closer to unlocking the secret lives of girls than any other recent American movie.”

Manohla Dargis, LA Weekly