(formerly Burning off the Page)
Steamy love. Sex. Flagrant affairs. Rebellion. Outrage. This is not the musty nostalgic Jewish New York of the 1920’s. It’s a once forbidden look behind closed doors, under the covers and in the secret corners from an artist who shattered the conventions of gender, sexuality and moral convention.
This feature length documentary tells the story of Celia Dropkin’s early life and literary influences in Russia; her rise to prominence in New York; her struggles to be acknowledged for her art by the male critics of the day; Her open marriage with her husband; the dramatic stories behind some of her greatest writing.