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Harriet Dodge in The Joy of Life

The Joy of Life

2005 NR

Exploring the darker side of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge -- namely, its reputation as a "suicide landmark" -- filmmaker Jenni Olson also turns inward to reflect on butch lesbian identity and desire. Blending traditional documentary and experimental film techniques, Olson's unique and intimate feature portrays the universal search for joy in life -- and how the failure to find it can lead some to choose death.