Joan Does Dynasty/Joan Sees Stars

Two films by Joan Braderman

1993 | 95 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99631


In the now classic, JOAN DOES DYNASTY (1986, 35 mins), Braderman superimposes her own image over scenes from one of the most popular night time soap operas in American history. With spearing humor, Braderman doesn't even spare poor Krystal in her wicked deconstruction of the fantasies of capitalism, patriarchy and consumption. JOAN SEES STARS (1993, 60 mins) is a savvy peek at the way celebrity culture, especially movies stars, make their way in to our lives, our beds and our dreams.
"Braderman looks at life through rose-colored glasses, then wipes them off and dishes the dirt. JOAN SEES STARS is no exception: movies meet life, life meets death and romance meets Perdue chicken in the meditation on our illicit VCR pleasures. Watch, and eat your heart out." --B. Ruby Rich, Cultural Critic


Joan Braderman

Joan Braderman, award-winning video artist and writer, has been involved with film and video as a screenwriter, artist and producer for over twenty-five years. Born in Washington, DC, she holds degrees from Harvard and New York University. Her works are held in the permanent collections of museums such as the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Joan studied 16mm filmmaking in school, learning to shoot and edit black and white reel-to-reel video in NYC in the early 70′s at various Media Access Centers. In 1975, Joan joined the group that founded ground breaking journal, HERESIES: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. (8/14)

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