When and Where:
Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00pm
at The Gallery Hall (across from the Nickle Galleries) in Taylor Family Digital Library
In 1977, a book of photographs captured an awakening — women shedding the cultural restrictions of their childhoods and embracing their full humanity. Feminists — What Were They Thinking? revisits those photos, those women and those times — and takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change.
THE WOMEN IN THIS FILM TOOK POWER OVER THEIR OWN TRANSFORMATION AND HELPED INSPIRE A GLOBAL SHIFT IN WOMEN’S IDENTITY
“Feminism seems to be the scariest word in the English language. But not for those of us who experienced the game-changing awakening that was the Women’s Movement of the 1970s. Growing up in the fifties and sixties meant not only second class citizenship legally, but 2nd class human being-ship: not invited to the party of medicine, art, law, education, science, religion, except maybe as the secretary. Our film, FEMINISTS: What were they thinking? digs deep into our personal experiences of sexism and of liberation, and follows this ever-challenging dialogue right into the 21st century. We are taking it personally.” — Johanna Demetrakas, Director
Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, Michelle Phillips, Cynthia MacAdams, Cheryl Swannack, Jane Fonda, Kate Millet, Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, among others!
A film by Johanna Demetrakas.
30 minutes of Q&A with the director to follow the screening.
All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early.
Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested)
All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank.