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Stranded

Stranded

Stranded

1965 / 90min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: JULEEN COMPTON

CAST: JULEEN COMPTON, GARY COLLINS, ALKIS YANNAKAS

Before better-known female-directed narratives of women drop-outs like Barbara Loden’s Wanda and Agnès Varda Vagabond, there was the way-ahead-of-its-time Stranded, the uncompromised independent debut of writer-director-star Compton, who plays a young, sexually liberated American woman traveling Greece with her queer best friend (Gian Pietro Calasso), dipping into affairs and shrugging off marriage proposals, while never facing directorial moralizing or chastisement for her actions—a most unusual state of affairs for a film of the time.

Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by Century Arts Foundation.

Screening in Juleen Compton x 2.