Bar and Girl

directed by Ragini Nath


Tuesday, May 22


“There used to be some, mostly underground,

Then there were many, too much fun.

Now there are very few, disappearing too fast.”

The story of the dwindling number of spaces dedicated to lesbian nightlife in New York City is also a memoir of preservation through memory and storytelling, tracking the traces of iconic queer spaces.  

With an academic background in anthropology and film theory, Ragini Nath developed a keen interest in documentary filmmaking.  She decided she would rather be making films than just reading about them. Moving from India to New York to pursue a long-awaited dream, she is fascinated by city ruins, contrasts in cityscapes and oral histories.