Beyond Imagining

Margaret Anderson & the Little Review

A film by Wendy Weinberg

1991 | 30 minutes | Color | 16mm/DVD | Order No. 99181


Bold literary visionary Margaret Anderson founded the journal Little Review in 1914, an overlooked but profound influence on American literature. Anderson introduced writers such as Gertrude Stein, Emma Goldman, Djuna Barnes and Ezra Pound, and went to trial for publishing excerpts from James Joyce's new work, ULYSSES. Immersed in her own pointed, charismatic writings, this engrossing profile follows Anderson's inspiring life and travels. Anderson resisted censorship, meager finances and mediocrity in her unflagging search for literary enchantment; this film reveals her life to be her greatest creation.


"Captures the birth of modernism and the essence of the New Woman, her thirst for intellectual excitement, autonomy, sexuality. A good teaching tool for women's history and literature."

Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Univ. of Pennsylvania


  • Nominated for an Academy Award


Wendy Weinberg

Wendy Weinberg is associate professor of Film + Video and director of the School of Film at the University of the Arts. An Academy Award nominee for her documentary Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the Little Review and winner of numerous awards for her creative work, Wendy teaches narrative, documentary and experimental film and video production for students at all levels.

Wendy’s primary interests lie in the areas of art, education, and social justice and she is dedicated to working with under-represented communities. She has produced work that examines the role of art in social and political activism; created videos for Pepon Osorio’s installations about the foster care system; chronicled the tumultuous first year of privatization in an urban public school documented the founding of a radical early 20th century literary and art magazine; created work that addresses homophobia; and followed artists as they prepare for a gallery show.

Wendy is committed to her community of filmmakers and has served as a panelist, guest artist and lecturer, film festival pre-screener, scriptwriting judge, workshop coordinator, founding board member of the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association, outside evaluator and honor’s thesis reviewer, consulting editor, and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards judge. (8/14)

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