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Lie Back and Enjoy It: A Film about JoAnn Elam

4:3, Color, Super 8 and 16mm on DV, 2012, 8 min.

JoAnn Elam was an experimental filmmaker, postal worker, and social activist. She is most known for her films Rape and Lie Back and Enjoy It. This film remixes JoAnn's footage as a way of introducing viewers to her life and work. Commissioned by the Chicago Film Archives with music by Tim Kinsella.

Review by Max Winter of IndieWire's Press Play.


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