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It Happens To The Best Of Us

Ardele Lister

1989, 23:27 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 259.03

In It Happens To The Best Of Us, we meet up with Susy James, the subject of Lister's 1981 tape Split. The once rebellious sixteen year old is grown up and married. Her name is Susy Johanson now, she has a daughter, and she is obsessed with all the conventions of the nuclear family "desperately seeking normal."
Lister's extended interview with Susy is astonishing and disturbing. For 23 minutes Susy describes her life, responding to off-camera questions from Lister. The entire scene (shot in a backyard) is interrupted only by brief, carefully selected and interposed excerpts form the earlier work.

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