Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Ruth Leithman & Carol Weaks Cassidy, USA, 1994, 60 mins,
Early 90’s east coast America laid bare
** Free ice-cream and 2 for 1 cocktails before the film (5-7pm) **
Little known and rarely screened, Wildwood NJ is a uniquely honest slice of kitsch Americana waiting to be rediscovered. Shot in 1994 by on Super-8 film by an all-female crew, Wildwood NJ takes you down the New Jersey shoreline to the last great seaside carnival town. From go-go girls to grandmas, meet vibrant and opinionated New Jersey women who were raised on big hair and press-on-nails, talking of sex, summer and friendship amongst the boardwalk rides.
Featured in Sight & Sound’s The Female Gaze: 100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women.
‘A loving ode to the lyrical promise and reckless excess of the classic wild, hot American summer’
The Washington Post