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One-Time Special Screening: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

May 3, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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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, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!). SHE’S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time — thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.

Q&A with Editor/Co-Producer Nancy Kennedy, moderated by

NYS Assemblywoman and Westchester NOW member Shelley Mayer

See the Trailer





 CRITICS’ PICK ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST FILMS. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism. Wise, moving, upsetting, and sometimes funny. That defiant sisterhood changed the workplace, our sexual politics, our language. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is THE BEST FILMED ACCOUNT OF HOW THAT HAPPENED YOU COULD EVER EXPECT TO SEE.” Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“I LOVED IT. I watched it with my daughter. Thank you so much for this film because it manages to do all the history but also be fun. Provides historical context for today’s push for gender equality.” — Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

“This STIRRING and INFORMATIVE documentary about the rise of the women’s movement in the United States, between 1966 and 1971, is an enticing blend of historical clips and interviews. There’s a WARM, WISE, PASSIONATE GLOW to … a great political success story. VISIONARY and HEROIC.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

PICK OF THE WEEK. FASCINATING. Captures the excitement of that era, the growing sense of solidarity as more and more women discovered that their dissatisfaction was not an individual matter. Whatever mistakes have been made along the path and however the movement has been stereotyped, THE ESSENTIAL PROJECT OF FEMINISM HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE PROJECT OF HUMAN FREEDOM.– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is a great reminder that feminism is not just for straight, white women, and this documentary is proof.” – Trish Bendix, After Ellen

“A feminist film MASTERPIECE. Offers an INSPIRING account of the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s.” — Kitty Lindsay, Ms. Magazine

Directed by Mary Dore. Produced by Mary Dore and Nancy Kennedy



Date: May 3, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $12.00


Venue Name: Jacob Burns Film Center
Media Arts Lab, Pleasantville, NY 10570 United States
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Organizer Name: Westchester NOW
Phone: 914-826-7340