From ZineWiki
Revision as of 18:40, 11 November 2006 by InvisibleFriend (Talk | contribs)

Jump to: navigation, search

Joanie4Jackie is a zine on film created by Miranda July.

Each issue consisted of approximately a dozen short films sent in to Joanie4Jackie by women across North America and Europe. These were compiled onto a video cassette, which was then sent to participants and subscribers, as well as being for sale to interested parties. The compilations were also screened at film festivals and DIY movie screenings. Notable DIY filmmakers who have contributed to the project include Mary Billyou, Tammy Rae Carland, Lisa Hammer, K8 Hardy, Sarah Jacobson, G.B. Jones, Tara Mateik and Miranda July herself. Begun in 1996, each issue was a "Chainletter":

  • "Velvet Chainletter" (1996)
  • "Underwater Chainletter" (1996)
  • "U-Matic Chanletter" (1997)
  • "Silver Chainletter" (1998)
  • "CherryCherry Chainletter" (1998)
  • "MIA Chainletter" (1998)
  • "Break My Chainletter" (1999)
  • "Banana Chainletter" (2000)
  • "Ball And Chainletter" (2000)
  • "Perfect 10 Chainletter" (2000)
  • "2001: A Chainletter" (2001)
  • "Who Stole My Chainletter?" (2002)
  • "Me & My Chainletter" (2002)

The project was originally titled "Big Miss Movieola", but legal threats from the owners of the word 'Movieola' forced July to change the name of her project to Joanie4Jackie. The project was envisioned as a way to encourage women to make films and as a vehicle to have their films seen by others. The Chainletter series contributed to the explosion of the DIY filmmaking scene of the '90's that continues today.