Video Sundays: Jenni Olson's "Blue Diary"

A weekly column for recommended videos, beginning with Jenni Olson's melancholy short film "Blue Diary."
Kelley Dong
"In the grand scheme of things, being alone seemed more preferable to being around people. It made me feel even more self-loathing, insecurity, and dysphoria."
—Jenni Olson, Blue Diary, 1998
In a time and space far from the New York City of Chantal Akerman's News From Home, Olson wanders through the sunny streets of San Francisco, recalling the "melancholy story of a dyke pining over a one-night stand with a straight girl.”

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