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Free Film & Forum: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
August 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Join the Maine Women’s Lobby and March Forth for an evening of inspiration. This is the kickoff event for a year’s worth of incredible films. Each month we will feature unique films you won’t find at your local movie house starting with this fantastic award-winning documentary!
Donations will go to supporting all of the labor and time that went into creating SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY.
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.
That story still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation’s own version of feminism. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights.
IN ADDITION, Southern Maine Workers’ Center will be tabling at the event! Come and learn about some of their amazing work on health care, workers’ rights, paid sick days, and more!!
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.
Childcare will be provided. Please consider a tip for the helper. Thank you!