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Free Film & Forum: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
August 24 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join the Maine Women’s Lobby and the YWCA Central Maine for a free screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry!
The film explores the women’s movement from 1966 to 1971, giving us inspiration for our future. The film will be followed by an interactive discussion about how you can get involved in activism in your community.
Donations are welcome, but not required!
More about the film:
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). 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. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time — thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
Please note that this film contains strong language and subject matter and you may want to consider this if you plan on bringing young children.
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