Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives


1h 25m 1992

Brief Synopsis

Threading their project together with fictional sequences of lesbian love--fifties pulp novel style--the filmmakers have woven a complex oral history as recounted by black, native and white women from across Canada, ranging in age from 40 to 70, and living in both rural and urban settings.

Film Details

Release Date
1992
Production Company
National Film Board Of Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

Threading their project together with fictional sequences of lesbian love--fifties pulp novel style--the filmmakers have woven a complex oral history as recounted by black, native and white women from across Canada, ranging in age from 40 to 70, and living in both rural and urban settings.

Film Details

Release Date
1992
Production Company
National Film Board Of Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of a 1993 Genie Award for best feature-length documentary.

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States April 1993

Released in United States April 1994

Released in United States August 4, 1993

Released in United States July 1995

Released in United States June 1994

Released in United States March 1994

Released in United States November 1992

Released in United States November 1993

Released in United States September 1992

Shown at Champaign-Urbana Lesbian & Gay Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.

Shown at Frankfurt Lesbian & Gay Film Festival April 13-17, 1994.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Spotlight On the NFB at 70) April 30-May 10, 2009.

Shown at London Film Festival November 6-21, 1992.

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (Spotlight On the NFB at 70) April 30-May 10, 2009.)

Released in United States March 1994 (Shown at Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival March 18-21, 1994.)

Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.

Shown at Stockholm Gay Film Festival November 22-27, 1993.

Shown at Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival March 18-21, 1994.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Perspective Canada) September 10-19, 1992.

Shown at Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival April 14-19, 1993.

Released in United States April 1993 (Shown at Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival April 14-19, 1993.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Champaign-Urbana Lesbian & Gay Film Festival April 7-17, 1994.)

Released in United States April 1994 (Shown at Frankfurt Lesbian & Gay Film Festival April 13-17, 1994.)

Released in United States June 1994 (Shown in New York City (Anthology Film Archives) as part of program "25 Years of Exposure" June 17-23, 1994.)

Released in United States July 1995 (Shown at Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 6-16, 1995.)

Released in United States August 4, 1993 (Film Forum; New York City)

Released in United States September 1992 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Perspective Canada) September 10-19, 1992.)

Released in United States November 1992 (Shown at London Film Festival November 6-21, 1992.)

Released in United States November 1993 (Shown at Stockholm Gay Film Festival November 22-27, 1993.)