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Daughter Rite

  • Runtime: 53 min.
  • Genres: Avant-garde / Experimental, Feminist Film


Michelle Citron's breakthrough film is a classic feminist study of the nuclear family and its effect on women -- particularly the mother/daughter relationship and relationships between sisters. The film combines home-movie footage and fictional cinéma vérité scenes with a voice-over narration that adds psychological depth and political weight. Provocative but ultimately ambiguous, the film was hailed as a major accomplishment upon its release, and it has become a mainstay of women's studies and...more