16th June, 21.00 – 23.00


Summer cinema of Slovenian Kinoteka, Museum plateau at Metelkova


Paris was a Woman

Year: 1996

Director: Greta Schiller

Production: Jezebel Production

Duration: 75 minutes

Event production: Nina Dragičević, Association Pride Parade, Slovenska Kinoteka

Documentary film Paris was a Woman presents a group of female, mostly lesbian artists, journalists, writers, photographers, designers, editors, expatriates, who lived in Pariz’s Left Bank between the two World Wars. We will meet Berenice Abbott, Gisele Freund, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Colette, Janet Flanner and many more.

Greta Schiller is an internationally acclaimed and awarded documentary filmmaker. Her 1976 short film Greta’s Girls was one of the first independent short films that focused on lesbians. In 1984 she and Andrea Weiss founded an independent production company Jezebel Productions. Greta Schiller is perhaps best known for creating seminal films Before Stonewall (with Andrea Weiss; 1984), which received two Emmy AwardsParis Was a Woman (1996) and Tiny and Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women (1989), which won a Teddy Award at the Berlin film festival. She won another Teddy Award for best documentary in 1999 for the film The Man Who Drove with Mandela.

The conversation with Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss will be moderated by Nina Dragičević.

Free entrance.

Event will be in English language.