Screening of She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Mar 1, 2018 - Mar 1, 2018

NYC Municipal Archives

Rebecca Rankin Reading Room
31 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

In celebration of Women's History Month, the New York City Municipal Archives at the Department of Records and Information Services presents a screening of She's Beautiful When She's Angry, an essential documentary about the birth of the women's liberation movement.

Following the screening will be a discussion with She's Beautiful director, Mary Dore.

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. 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!). Artfully 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 world-wide revolution.

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 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 rights 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.

Event Type: Film/Video