The Heretics

Mar 12, 2010 - Mar 12, 2010

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ 08540

Time: 7:30pm (doors open 7pm)
Phone Number: (609)924-8777
Contact: Jeff Nathanson


In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Feminist Art Project and The Arts Council of Princeton present the New Jersey premiere of The Heretics, the 2009 feature film by Joan Braderman, at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, on March 12 at 7:30 pm. The Heretics tells the story of the creation of the 1970’s Heresies Collective and their publication of the groundbreaking art magazine Heresies . In addition to showing the film, Su Friedrich, filmmaker and Princeton University professor who is featured in the film, will speak after the screening, enhancing the understanding of the times in which Heresies was created and enrich the discussion that The Heretics will inspire. The Feminist Art Project and Arts Council of Princeton are pleased to partner with Princeton Artists Alliance for this event.

The Heretics
uncovers the inside story of the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement for the first time in a feature film. Joan Braderman, director and narrator, follows her dream of becoming a filmmaker to New York City in 1971. By lucky chance, she joins a feminist art collective at the epicenter of the 1970’s art world in lower Manhattan. In this first person account, The Heretics charts the history of this feminist collective from the inside out.

The Heresies Collective was microcosm of the larger international Women’s Movement in which thousands of small, intimate groups of women met together to consider their situation – as women in a man’s world – to devise strategies for unlocking their potential and make their work visible. The result was the publication of the influential art and political magazine Heresies, published from 1977- 1992. The hundreds of women who worked to issue Heresies, now scattered around the globe are all accomplished artists, writers, architects, painters, filmmakers, designers, editors, curators, and teachers. Twenty-four of these women, speak intimately with the filmmaker about the extraordinary times they shared, challenging the terms of gender and power and re-imagining the lives of generations to come.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 Arts Council of Princeton & Princeton Artists Alliance members, seniors and students.

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Documentation for this event is housed in The Feminist Art Project archives at Rutgers University.


Event Type: Film/Video