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Calamity follows the Wild West heroine Calamity Jane through time. Excluded from history, Jane revels in lore. "I dreamed it better. I dreamed it big." North American Western mythology is subverted, celebrating an alternative outsider position. The cowgirl roams through her ever-expanding universe, captured on Super 8 B&W, Super 8 colour, 16mm B&W, 16mm colour, and digital video. Performed by Roma Konyk-Pastuck and Lorri Millan. Featuring a scratched and mixed score by Michelle Irving. Commissioned by Ottawa Gay/Lesbian Film Festival. 4:40 min. Multiple formats finished on digital video. 2000, re-cut 2015.
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