She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: Feminist history reviewed

Green Film Series

The Green Film Series presents She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a film revisiting the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The film screens on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse.

Filled with archival footage, the film also reconnects with some of the well-known participants as they are today for reflections and reminiscence.

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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 like the Black Sisterhood; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell). It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time – thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

Admission is by donation at the door (suggested $10) or tickets may be purchased in advance at www.share-there.com. Free admission on request at the door.

The Green Film Series events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action, encouraging community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. The series is produced by the Rhizome Up! Media Society.

For more information and to see the trailer go to greenfilms.ca.

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