Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli | USA 2019, 83 minutes | 5:00pm, 14 March
As a document of its moment in time, place and political conjuncture, So Pretty is already of inestimable value, but the film is also marked by assured, sensitive direction and a visual flair that at times matches the intensity of its literary inspiration.
– Daniel Fairfax, Senses of Cinema
Four young queers in New York City struggle to maintain their proto-utopian community against the outside world as their lives curiously merge with the 1980’s German novel so schön by Ronald M. Schernikau. An investigation of leftist politics and femme identity in the context of an increasingly right wing world, So Pretty moves freely between fictional depictions and semi-documentary, adaptation and translation, looking towards the artistic and personal worlds its characters generate across time and culture as a space for new tensions and potentials.
Screened in partnership with Brisbane Queer Film Festival.
Courtesy of 100 Year Films/Aspect Ratio
Unrated 18 +