Author Spotlight

B. Ruby Rich

B. Ruby Rich is a professor in the Social Documentation Program of the Film and Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the editor of the journal Film Quarterly and the author of New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut (2013) and Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement (1998). She is the recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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Desert Hearts: The Thrill of It All
Desert Hearts: The Thrill of It All

Donna Deitch combined tropes of lesbian pulp romance with the sheen of mainstream filmmaking in her beloved debut feature.


By B. Ruby Rich

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Blue Is the Warmest Color: Feeling Blue
Blue Is the Warmest Color: Feeling Blue

A film of explosive passions, Abdellatif Kechiche’s coming-of-age triumph is about much more than just physical pleasure.

By B. Ruby Rich

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The Times of Harvey Milk: Making History
The Times of Harvey Milk: Making History

In 1985, deep into the twelve-year reign of the Reagan-Bush administration, Rob Epstein mounted a Hollywood stage with Richard Schmiechen, both men resplendent in tuxedos. Epstein was only twenty-nine years old. The director had just made history,…

By B. Ruby Rich

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