Soft Fiction

1979-1979

Dir. Chick Strand, 16mm Black and White Sound 00:54:00

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"Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative and personal documentaries her theme, the raffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit"- Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly
[Source: L.A. Filmmaker's Catalogue, 1989]

Chick Strandís Soft Fiction is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality. It combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. Strand focuses her camera on people talking about their own experience, capturing subtle nuances in facial expressions and gestures that are rarely seen in cinema. The title Soft Fiction works on several levels. It evokes the soft line between truth and fiction that characterizes Strandís own approach to documentary, and suggests the idea of softcore fiction, which is appropriate to the filmís erotic content and style. Itís rare to find an erotic film with a female perspective dominating both the narrative discourse and the visual and audio rhythms with which the film is structured. Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative personal documentaries her theme, the reaffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit. [Source: Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly,1980]