MM Serra | U.S. | 2011 | 7m
color/b&w | sound | video, 16mm & Super 8 transferred to DV
Bitch-Beauty is an experimental documentary profiling the life of Anne Hanavan, whose experiences as part of the underground scene in the East Village of the Eighties paralleled those of now-deceased Zoë Tamerlis Lund. Lund was an actor and screenwriter of Bad Lieutenant, who died of a heart failure due to extended cocaine use in 1999. Using Hanavan's films, performances, readings, and music as well as footage from Lund’s work, Bitch-Beauty is an intense seven-minute time capsule of addiction, the perils of street prostitution, and subsequent renewal or revival through cathartic self-expression.—MM Serra
Screens as part of Bitches Brew.