The Joy of Life

Jenni Olson draws a stark portrait of loneliness and despair, tinged with hope, in The Joy of Life, a stunning experimental film that seamlessly blends the spoken diary of a lonely butch dyke voiced by Harriet "Harry" Dodge (By Hook or By Crook, Cecil B. Demented) , beautifully relevant cinematography, a poem read over a black screen by legendary Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the story behind the Frank Capra movie Meet John Doe, and the history of suicide at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

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