UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present

All Over Me (1997); German Song (1995)

December 7, 2012 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
actors Alison Folland and Wilson Cruz; screenwriter Sylvia Sichel and critic B. Ruby Rich.

Download All Over Me's seminal soundtrack for FREE here!

Archive Head of Public Programs Shannon Kelley looks back on his original review of the film 15 years ago on our blog

All Over Me (1997)

"...tough, compassionate and true." - San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Alex Sichel

Alex Sichel’s penetrating feature charts a young lesbian’s sojourn of self-discovery. Alison Folland is pitch perfect as Claude, a teenager whose wish to start a band runs aground of her growing attraction for friend and potential band-mate, self-destructive Ellen. One of only a few lesbian features to receive a general release, the film is an emblem of its time, featuring music of Sleater-Kinney, Ani DiFranco, and Babes in Toyland.

Producer: Dolly Hall. Screenwriter: Sylvia Sichel. Cinematographer: Joe DeSalvo. Editor: Sabine Hoffman. Cast: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz, Ann Dowd.

35mm, color, 90 min. 

View the trailer below.

Preceded by

German Song (1995)

Directed by Sadie Benning.

A disaffected young woman wanders through suburban streets and a carnival, seeking something… or someone? Set to the music of Boston-based alternative band, Come.

Digital video from Super 8mm, b/w, 6 min.