BASL Goes Out: The Archivettes

BASL is happy to offer discounted tickets to THE ARCHIVETTES, directed by Megan Rossman, a player on Green-Batten’s Dive Bar team. The New York premiere at NewFest will screen on October 27 at 1:30pm. Click here for a direct link to the discounted tickets, or use promo code NF19BASL at

About the Film

Led by local heroes Deb Edel and Joan Nestle in the 1970s, a group of young lesbians frustrated by misogyny and homophobia within academia huddled together and built an accessible archive of lesbian documents and artifacts for those conducting research, both professional and personal. The location: a bedroom in a modest apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

In its nearly 50 years of existence, the Lesbian Herstory Archives has weathered many storms, from the feminist sex wars to a move to Brooklyn. Today, with its founders in their seventies, the Archives is staring down its next challenge: a change in leadership. This highly anticipated feature debut from Megan Rossman is a thoughtful and more intergenerational expansion of NewFest 2016 Audience Award winner for Best Documentary short, LOVE LETTER RESCUE SQUAD.

Watch the Trailer