Engaging despite itself, this earnest documentary offers a revisionist account of the legendary Paris of the `20s, ignoring the macho legacy of Hemingway in favor of a look at the women who went there to write, paint and throw off the repressive customs of home. Writer
Andrea Weiss and director Greta Schiller assemble a beguiling collection of interviews and archival material, but present it in so dreary and technically inept a fashion that they nearly manage the impossible: making these women dull. Vintage interviews with Shakespeare & Company bookstore founder
Sylvia Beach and New Yorker
writer Janet Flanner -- whose "Letter From Paris" column went a long...