Betty Tells Her Story
(Streaming Film)

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Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Format
Streaming Film
Language
English

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Title from title frames.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Originally produced by New Day Films in 1972.
Description
The story Betty tells is a simple one. She needed the perfect dress for a very special occasion. Betty describes in amusing detail how she found just the right one, spent more than she could afford for it, modeled it for admiring friends, felt absolutely transformed and then...never got to wear it. The story and Betty are witty, engaging and delightful. Then Betty is asked to tell her story again. This time the story is strikingly different. While the facts remain the same, Betty reveals how she really felt: her anxiety over buying the dress, her discomfort at being praised for beauty she feels she doesn't have, and her subsequent bewilderment at the way things turn out. Betty becomes withdrawn, sad and vulnerable, and her voice, body and words express the painfulness of the memory. The contrast between the two stories is haunting. Our culture's emphasis on female beauty underscores the poignant saga of Betty's search for the perfect dress. The film is as meaningful and moving today as it was when it was made. Betty Tells Her Story was restored with a grant from NYWIFT's Women's Film Preservation Fund. The restored version was recently featured at the Museum of Modern Art in NY.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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In English

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brandon, L. (2016). Betty Tells Her Story . Kanopy Streaming.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brandon, Liane. 2016. Betty Tells Her Story. Kanopy Streaming.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Brandon, Liane. Betty Tells Her Story Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Brandon, Liane. Betty Tells Her Story Kanopy Streaming, 2016.

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Last Update2023-08-17 17:26:11PM
Last Indexed2024-02-20 02:07:17AM

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