“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” film on women’s movement


Co-presented by YWCA Tucson, the UA Dept. of Gender & Women’s StudiesTucson Pima County Women’s Commission and The Loft Cinema.

Special Women’s History Month screening, with a post-film panel discussion featuring Monica Casper, Dept. Head and Professor, UA Dept. of Gender & Women’s Studies; Janet Grace, Board of Directors, YWCA Tucson; and Dulce Juarez, Immigrants’ Rights Project Coordinator, ACLU of Arizona. This discussion will be moderated by Elise Collins Shields.

This rousing, provocative documentary resurrects the buried history of the modern women’s movement in America from 1966 to 1971.From the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation, the film focuses on the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the movement. Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.

The film doesn’t try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in all its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. It also doesn’t shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. Featuring interviews with early feminists Kate Millet, Fran Beal, Rita Mae Brown and many others, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angrycaptures the spirit of the time – thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious. (Dir. by Mary Dore, 2014, USA, 92 mins., Not Rated)


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