Cinematic Expression Series- Student Nurses (Stephanie Rothman, 1970)




Choral Hall, Music Building
Each semester, the New Media Program, School of Film and Media Studies, and the Neuberger Museum of Art co-host a series of lectures by accompanied artists, technologists and theorists in the field of New Media.

Student Nurses is a feminist experiment in exploitation filmmaking, deploying cinematic schlock to highlight transgressive womanhood as well as radical class and antiracist politics. The film follows the trials and tribulations of four young women studying to be nurses, addressing issues such as the late-1960s youth counterculture, anti-Vietnam War protests, and radical Chicanx political critique. The film was written and directed by Stephanie Rothman, one of the few women directors working in US independent cinema during the period, and it went on to galvanize debates about the role of feminism in popular filmmaking.


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