The seven-minute film is part of a feature-length documentary Rossman is working on about the Archives’ founders, including Deb Edel and Joan Nestle. The Archives, housed in New York City, is the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians.
How did you decide to focus on the Archives?
“Love Letter Rescue Squad” premiered at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won best student documentary. Since then, it has played at Outfest in Los Angeles and at the Cinema Queer International Film Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. In October, it’s having its New York premier at NewFest.
Ha! What feels the most awesome to me is that this group of women has embraced me and this project with warmth and love. I’m so grateful for all of the support I’ve gotten – including from the women at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, my MFA program at Hunter College, the Princess Grace Foundation, and my dedicated partner, who gives me daily feedback on the film. It’s been one of the best experiences of my life.
(Top photo: Filmmaker Megan Rossman, right. Photo credit: Prisca Edwards).