Last night I got to attend a screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” a documentary by Mary Dore about the women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971, sponsored by Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Not only was the film itself amazing, but I got to network with some pioneering women in the Rice community!
About the film:
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, according to the film’s makers. The documentary takes the viewer from the founding of the National Organization for Women, 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 Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell, shortened W.I.T.C.H. Combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality and in the process created a worldwide revolution, the filmmakers said.