Gabrielle’s reconstruction reverses the order of the last two sequences, so that the film ends with a pan of the the finished house rather than the graduation sequence.
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LHMP’s first attempt to reconstruct the film in chronological order. Caren McCourtney consulted on this reconstruction.
Filmmaker Gemma Peretta Scott’s cut of Caren McCourtney’s footage focuses on Caren’s times with her daughter.
Film memoir by a lesbian mother who lost custody of her daughter in the late 1970s.
This version is only available at the archive.
Caren began her film memoir in the late 1970s when she came upon a Super 8 camera in a pawnshop soon after she ceded custody rather let her young daughter’s life be torn apart in a vicious legal battle. Caren retained visitation rights and used the camera to film visits with her daughter and other