Directed by Claudia Weill
Screenplay by Vicki Polon
Girl Friends is very easy to admirefrom a distance. Shot on a shoestring budget with mostly unsung actors, this film was made by a young woman director working outside the studio system. Claudia Weill, co-director of Shirley Mac-Laine's documentary The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir, raised the money for Girl Friends herself, then hawked the movie to distributors (eventually landing Warner Bros.). Although the film's real subject is female friendship, Weill is not a dogmatic feminist. Girl Friends tells of both...