Monday, July 5, 2010

Wednesday July 7: The Woman’s Film + Shorts @ BAM

The Woman’s Film + Shorts
Part of the BAMcinématek series Contraband Cinema

Wed, Jul 7 at 6:50pm
Directed by Louise Alaimo, Judy Smith, Ellen Sorren
(1971) 86min

"This invaluable cultural document traces the history of the women's movement in America, through interviews with women from all walks of life who discuss their reasons for getting involved with the cause and what feminism means to them.

Screens with the shorts:

Up Against the Wall Miss America, Newsreel Group (1968, 8min)
"Here she comes..." At the 1968 Miss America pageant, demonstrators introduced a sheep as the appropriate winner. This entertaining short film shows how Women's Liberation activists used guerrilla theater to raise awareness of what Miss America really represents. It is an interesting document of the early women's movement in action.

Janie’s Janie, Dir. Geri Ashur & Peter Barton (1972, 25min)
First I was my father’s Janie, then I was my Charlie’s Janie, now I’m Janie’s Janie.Janie’s Janie, a fine documentary, unreels the self discoveries of a woman who married at fifteen to escape the constrictions of her own threadbare family.” —New York Times

Jeanette Rankin Brigade, Newsreel (1968, 8min)
In January 1968, 10,000 women led a peaceful march on Washington in protest against the Vietnam War. This film documents the march and raises questions about the forms of protest engaged by women and the role of women in the anti-war."

BAM Rose Cinemas
General Admission: $12
BAM Cinema Club members: $8

Info: BAM

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