Soft Fiction

Soft Fiction

16mm, black and white, sound, 55 min
"Chick Strand's SOFT FICTION is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality. It combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. ...
Rental format: 16mm $140.00

Stills

About

"Chick Strand's SOFT FICTION is a personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality. It combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. Strand focuses her camera on people talking about their own experience, capturing subtle nuances in facial expressions and gestures that are rarely seen in cinema. The title SOFT FICTION works on several levels. It evokes the soft line between truth and fiction that characterizes Strand's own approach to documentary, and suggests the idea of softcore fiction, which is appropriate to the film's erotic content and style. It's rare to find an erotic film with a female perspective dominating both the narrative discourse and the visual and audio rhythms with which the film is structured. Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative personal documentaries her theme, the reaffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit." – Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly

Films

  • Other films by this artist in our catalogue

  • Read More
    Dementia Precox: Five Pieces
    Experimental

    Dementia Precox: Five Pieces
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Four Films by Chick Strand Anselmo, Waterfall, Guacamole, Mujer De Milfuegos
    Experimental

    Four Films by Chick Strand Anselmo, Waterfall, Guacamole, Mujer De Milfuegos
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 32 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Three Films by Chick Strand Cartoon Le Mousse, Fever Dream, Kristallnacht
    Experimental

    Three Films by Chick Strand Cartoon Le Mousse, Fever Dream, Kristallnacht
    Chick Strand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 29 min
    Rental formats: VHS NTSC, 16mm
  • Read More
    Two Films by Chick Strand Artificial Paradise, By the Lake
    Experimental

    Two Films by Chick Strand Artificial Paradise, By the Lake
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 22 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Angel Blue Sweet Wings
    Animation
    Experimental

    Angel Blue Sweet Wings
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Found Footage
  • Read More
    Waterfall
    Experimental

    Waterfall
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Found Footage
  • Read More
    Mosori Monika
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Mosori Monika
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 21 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Ethnographic
  • Read More
    Cosas De Mi Vida
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Cosas De Mi Vida
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Ethnographic
  • Read More
    Elasticity
    Experimental

    Elasticity
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 22 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Psychology / Mental Health
    • Biography / Autobiography
  • Read More
    Guacamole
    Experimental

    Guacamole
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 11 min
    Rental format: 16mm
  • Read More
    Mujer De Milfuegos
    Experimental

    Mujer De Milfuegos
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 15 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
  • Read More
    Cartoon le Mousse
    Experimental

    Cartoon le Mousse
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 12 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Found Footage
  • Read More
    Fever Dream
    Experimental

    Fever Dream
    Chick Strand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 7 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Erotic
  • Read More
    Krystallnacht
    Experimental

    Krystallnacht
    Chick Strand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 8 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • History
  • Read More
    Loose Ends
    Experimental

    Loose Ends
    Chick Strand

    16mm, black and white, sound, 25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
  • Read More
    Anselmo and the Women
    Experimental

    Anselmo and the Women
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 35 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Biography / Autobiography
  • Read More
    Coming Up For Air
    Experimental
    Narrative

    Coming Up For Air
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 27 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
  • Read More
    Fake Fruit
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Fake Fruit
    Chick Strand

    16mm, color, sound, 22 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Ethnographic