Love Letter Rescue Squad
Directed by Megan Rossman
“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle co-founded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
83 minsNot all history makes it into the textbooks, which means someone else has to step in to preserve the stories that get written out or overlooked. LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD follows the co-founders of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the largest collection of materials by and about lesbians, and local filmmaker Michelle Citron examines the history of Chicago working class butch/femme life in LIVES: VISIBLE; accompanying these documentaries are RINK, LONG DISTANCE, CHRISTINE, and DUSK—four stories of self-discovery and first relationships that recall the universal queer experience of recognizing oneself for the first time. Whether it’s by telling the true stories of those who came before us or sharing a work of fiction that speaks truth to the masses, these films seek to bring to light lives that might otherwise be forgotten.