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A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (including Colette, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas) who flocked to the Left Bank of Paris in the early decades of the 20th century. Utilizing groundbreaking research and newly discovered home movies, PARIS WAS A WOMAN re-creates the mood and flavor of this female artistic community in Paris during its most magical era.


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2 members found this review helpful Created almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

A brilliantly assembled compilation film that could not be more contemporary in 2013. (Viewed on the day, August 27, that my beloved Margaret Randall and her partner of twenty-seven years were married in Albuquerque, New Mexico.)--5 stars

1 member found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

To say we enjoyed the movie would be an understatement. It was beautifully done, and wonderful to get to see and hear all these legendary icons. Loved the seamless mashing between clips , photographs and the narrative of those contributors.
A great movie and truly educational!

1 member found this review helpful Created about 1 year ago.

Live photos from tho 1920s in paris with words spoken directly from those people who lived the Paris experience of the 1920s is wonderful. These women were the backbone for the spawning of creativity of that epoch. I highly recommend this film

Created over 1 year ago.

Thank you for a wonderful documentary. I felt a little down today, but after watching the film, it brought my spirit back up. Paris and all the artists of the era. Well done and very interesting. What an amazing time it must have been. Paris is a beautiful city.

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Created over 2 years ago.

Wonderfully enlightening documentary, superb editing, and fantastic presentation. Enjoyed it so much more than I expected! Highly reccommend, and you will learn so much about these women!

Created almost 3 years ago.

Very illuminating. I now understand why Stein disliked Joyce so faithfully.

Created almost 3 years ago.

The depth and breadth of American women's intellectual life and independence in this subculture is inspiring, and I was largely ignorant of it previously. This fascinating film needs more unity to be considered excellent, but it's very good.

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