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“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Stamford Campus
Auditorium 1 (A1)

“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is a documentary film that presents 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!). “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 justice 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.

Contact:

WGSS Center, (203) 251-8411, stamfordwomenscenter@gmail.com

Stamford Student Activities (primary), First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Stamford Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

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