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Gidget Meets Hondo

Gidget Meets Hondo (1980)
Director: Bernard Nicolas
Digital video, color

Filmed in response to the LAPD’s shooting of Eulia Love in 1979, Gidget Meets Hondo opens with stills taken by Bernard Nicolas of a demonstration against Love’s killing.  Nicolas’ Gidget is a self-absorbed young white woman who remains clueless to the violence erupting around her, ultimately to her own peril.  The film asks whether such police brutality would be tolerated if the victim were a middle-class white woman. 

Allyson Nadia Field

Available for research at UCLA

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Bernard Nicolas Director
Don Amis Cinematographer
Ben Caldwell Cinematographer
Peggy Skomal Cast
Reginald Bruce Cast
John Paspachel Cast
Marie Contin Cast
Michael Friend Cast