2 2023

Burning off the Page

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre 33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-5400

Canada – 95 mins – Documentary

This fascinating documentary about Russian-born American Yiddish poet and fiction writer Celia Dropkin (1887–1956) celebrates her unabashed writing about the female body and sexual liberation. Considered radical during her lifetime, Dropkin shocked readers around the world with sexually explicit depictions of lust. Her work defied gender norms and complicated traditional narratives and boundaries. Her poems invoked violent and erotic imagery as well as Christian iconography to describe passion, yearning, and death.