A street-wise teen gets herself in a series of circumstances and mishaps in her meaningless existence.
Did You Know?
This was shot as a student film. Madonna
was unknown at the time but demanded she be paid for her work. The director required her to sign a release and paid her 100 dollars for her work. Later when Madonna became successful she tried to ban the movie. The director refused citing the release she signed - -which only arose from her insistence to be paid. See more
Opening disclaimer: A Certain Sacrifice is a rare piece of music history. Originally shot on Super 8mm in 1979, this film exhibits a raw and intimate experimental film style. Due to the limitations of the original medium, some technical inconsistencies may be apparent. See more
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A Certain Sacrifice
Words, Music, Vocals by Jeremy Pattnosh
with Chorus Vocals by Linda Frietag, Gerri Falek, Stephanie Lerman, Naomi Margolin, Miriam Margolin,
Rachel Shapiro, Victoria Chalk
& Joan Redleaf
Produced by Mitchell Stuart
Engineered by Ron Greenfield
Re-mixed by Ed Krakaur
& Roey Shamir See more