What do the religious right and the gay liberation movement have in common? Both were fortified by the efforts of one woman: Anita Bryant. Part document and part poem, and composed of news footage, commercials and Bryant's own home movies, I Just Wanted To Be Somebody brings us back to the late 1970s and reflects on Bryant's life and the impact she had on both of these controversial social movements.
Length: 10 minutes
Premiere: New York
JAY ROSENBLATT has been making films for over 20 years. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim and a Rockefeller Fellowship. His films have won numerous awards and have screened throughout the world. A selection of his films had a one-week theatrical run at New York's Film Forum and throughout the country. Articles about his work have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Sight & Sound, Filmmaker and The Independent.