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Weill, Claudia, film director,
Polon, Vicki, screenwriter.
Mayron, Melanie, actor.
Skinner, Anita, actor.
Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014, actor.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].
9781681437446, 1681437449
MPAA rating: PG.


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020].
Physical Desc
1 Blu-ray disc (88 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (22 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm).
9781681437446, 1681437449


General Note
Title and credits from screen.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1978.
General Note
Wide screen (1.66:1 aspect ratio).
General Note
4K digital restoration supervised by Claudia Weill.
General Note
Special features: Claudia Weill (2019 interview) ; Vicki Polon (2020 interview) ; Girlfriends: a look back ; Claudia Weill and Joey Soloway (2020 interview) ; City lights (1978 excerpt from the Canadian television series City lights, where Claudia Weill and Melanie Mayron talk with host Brian Linehan) ; Joyce at 34 (1971 documentary by Joyce Chopra and Claudia Weill, which examines the effects of motherhood on Chopra's career) ; Commuters (1970 documentary by Eliot Noyes and Claudia Weill on commuters from a New York suburb) ; essays by critic Molly Haskell and scholar Carol Gilligan.
Creation/Production Credits
Story by Claudia Weill and Vicki Polon ; director of photography, Fred Murphy ; editor, Suzanne Pettit ; music, Michael Small.
Melanie Mayron, Anita Skinner, Eli Wallach, Bob Balaban, Christopher Guest.
"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 by Claudia Weill (who, when she was admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a director in 1981, was one of only four women ever to have received that honor), Girlfriends is a remarkably authentic vision of female relationships that has become a touchstone for makers of an entire subgenre of films and television shows about young women trying to make it in the big city. This 1970s New York time capsule captures the complexities and contradictions of women's lives and relationships with wry humor and refreshing frankness"--Container.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; 16:9 wide screen presentation; LPCM monaural.
English dialogue.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Weill, C., Polon, V., Mayron, M., Skinner, A., Wallach, E., Balaban, B., Guest, C., Murphy, F., Pettit, S., & Small, M. (2020). Girlfriends (Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Claudia, Weill et al.. 2020. Girlfriends. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Claudia, Weill et al.. Girlfriends [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Weill, Claudia,, et al. Girlfriends Director-approved Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2020.

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