Lady, 1994, 28 min

Ira Sachs

Historic Film, Narrative, Short Film, Special Presentations

A portrait film of a purposefully unsettling kind, starring Dominique Dibbell of The Five Lesbian Brothers. The exact identity of the redhead at the center of Lady is impossible to pin down. Is she a woman playing a man playing a woman, or more specifically, a lesbian playing a gay man playing a heterosexual woman? This purposeful ambiguity invites the audience to question the blurred parameters of sexuality, desire, and female identity.

In Ira Sachs's wonderfully twisted faux-documentary Lady, Dominique Dibbell...stars as a lesbian playing a gay man playing a '70's TV star, or something like that. This is the loopiest genderfuck of the year. -

Screened at the 34th AAFF in 1996

Screening of this film is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Directed by Ira Sachs


Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Out Night with Barbara Hammer

A celebration of historic and influential LGBTQ films, featuring trailblazing filmmaker Barbara Hammer in person with her films. Tina Takemoto’s video Looking for Jiro (2011), Ira Sachs’ 1994 film Lady,

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)