She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, the new documentary about the women who founded the feminist movement in the United States from 1966 to 1971, has been collecting rave reviews for months. Ms. Magazine called it: “A feminist film masterpiece” that “offers an inspiring account of the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s.” Samantha Updegrave at Bitch said about watching the film: “Within the first minutes, I felt my own history with feminism…link arms with the present. To see myself as part of the continuum was heartbreaking and electrifying.”
Now Vancouverites are going to get a chance to see She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry for themselves, at the documentary film festival DOXA on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 p.m., and we at Gender Focus are proud to be a community partner supporting the screening.
The film, directed by Mary Dore, explores the various tactics activists used, the issues they organized around, and doesn’t shy away from discussing the struggle faced by lesbians and women of colour to be meaningfully included in a movement largely run by white, middle-class women.
“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry serves as a strong reminder that social change is possible, and that getting and staying angry is the most radically beautiful act of all,” states the DOXA summary.
After the screening, you can stick around for a post-film discussion with me and Lucia Lorenzi. Lucia is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, as well as an anti-violence blogger at Rabble.ca. Her activism focuses largely on sexual assault in educational institutions. Her research interests include trauma theory and Canadian Literature, and her dissertation examines the relationship between silence and sexual violence.
Click here for more information about the screening and to buy tickets. I hope to see you on May 5!