THE STUDENT NURSES
Tuesday, June 7
Directed by Stephanie Rothman
(1970) One year from graduation, four nurses room together: one gets involved with a terminal patient, another with a biker, another with a Hispanic revolutionary’s free clinic; and an enlistment, an abortion, and a run from the cops ensue. 35mm print courtesy Academy Film Archive. Approx. 89 mins.
“EMBEDS STEALTH FEMINISM WITHIN A BEDROOM COMEDY…Transportingly beautiful, suffused with elysian Southern California light and scenery.”
– Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
“Striking not only for its high production values, but also for its sophisticated discourse on 1970s politics… A graphic abortion sequence, cut against scenes of one of the nurses having casual sex, still has a powerful impact.”
– Pam Cook