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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.
• "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" captures the excitement, electricity, humor and power of women realizing that they are not crazy, the system is crazy. By showing women as they take this great leap forward in consciousness and activism in the 1960s and early 1970s, Mary Dore makes revolution contagious for the far greater numbers of younger women who are making new leaps of consciousness and activism now. Seeing is believing. To see this documentary will help all women believe in ourselves and each other." -- Gloria Steinem, founder, Ms. Magazine.
• "Reminds us, feminists didn't just feel as if they were changing the world - THEY CHANGED IT. Makes clear: the fight isn't over." -- Rachel Saltz, New York Times.
• “EXCEPTIONAL Bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century. INCISIVE. NIMBLE. Sharply edited.” -- Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times.
• Should be mandatory viewing for every American citizen, both girls and boys who should know where men's and women's political relationships now are, and how they got there. More than an honest work of journalism, this cautionary doc hears thunder in the distance, the legal storm threatening to rescind the progress made by a generation of women of all colors who fought and sacrificed for the freedoms women -- including my two daughters -- experience today.” – Dann Gire, Daily Herald (Chicago).
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