A blending of documentary and experimental narrative strategies, combining stunning 16mm landscape cinematography with a bold, lyrical voice-over to share two San Francisco stories: the history of the Golden Gate Bridge as "suicide landmark," and the story of a butch dyke in San Francisco searching for love and self-discovery. The Joy of Life is a film about landscapes, both physical and emotional. Written by
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I arrange to meet this girl Grace at the bookstore. She finds me with All Quiet on the Western Front in my hand and I explain that I'll buy it because I like the last page, where it says: 'The years will pass by and in the end we shall fall into ruin.'
Referenced in The Royal Road
The Coastline Rag
Composed by Weldon Kees See more