Grace Paley: Collected Shorts (2010)

Grace Paley: Collected Shorts
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 14mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political, urban, writer
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Emiko Omori Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Wolfgang Held Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Danae Elon Cinematographer n/a 402 6000006
Pola Rapaport Editor n/a 172 7000001
Martina Radwan Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Liz Rubin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Lilly Rivlin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Margaret Murphy Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Lilly Rivlin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lilly Rivlin Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Lilly Rivlin Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
A portrait of writer, activist and New York icon Grace Paley (1922-2007). Grace was the child of Russian Jewish refugees, socialists who instilled in her a passion for social justice. She taught creative writing for twenty-two years at Sarah Lawrence College where she was a major influence on her students. Grace's acclaimed first short story collection, "The Little Disturbances of Man", established her reputation with its chronicles of Jewish American urban females much like her. Her New York tales, filled with an emotional and sexual frankness especially bold for the 1950s, soon became classics of the short fiction form. Her work has been translated into 92 languages. Not content to rest on her laurels, the highly principled Grace combined her evolving literary career with passionate political activism. She spent considerable time on the front lines of the anti-war and women's movements, where she endured being arrested time and again. Here, as Paley reads from her short stories, poems, we learn how one person can combine public responsibility with individual creativity.
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