Bette Gordon

Bette
Gordon

A pioneer in the American Independent Film world, Gordon is best known for her bold explorations of themes related to sexuality. Her early short films, most notably Empty Suitcases, won numerous awards and Festival acclaim worldwide, including showings at the Berlin International Film Festival, New York's Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Biennial. Variety (1984) marked her debut as a feature film director, particularly in light of the film's invitational showing at The Cannes Film Festival's Director's Fortnight.

Films

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    Still Life
    Experimental

    Still Life
    Bette Gordon

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Noyes
    Experimental

    Noyes
    Bette Gordon

    16mm, color, sound, 4 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Structural
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    Exchanges
    Experimental

    Exchanges
    Bette Gordon

    16mm, color, sound, 14.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
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    Empty Suitcases
    Experimental

    Empty Suitcases
    Bette Gordon

    16mm, color, sound, 48.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
    • Economics
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    Greed: Pay To Play
    Experimental

    Greed: Pay To Play
    Bette Gordon

    16mm, color, sound, 20 min
    Rental format: 16mm

Biography

A pioneer in the American Independent Film world, Gordon is best known for her bold explorations of themes related to sexuality. Her early short films, most notably Empty Suitcases, won numerous awards and Festival acclaim worldwide, including showings at the Berlin International Film Festival, New York's Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Biennial. Variety (1984) marked her debut as a feature film director, particularly in light of the film's invitational showing at The Cannes Film Festival's Director's Fortnight.

Gordon holds a BA, MA, and MFA from The University of Wisconsin - Madison and is now a part of the film department of Columbia University School of the Arts. Some of her films are now a part of permanent collections in several different museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.