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Film Series

Women at Work: Radical Creativity

 
 
Aug 10—Aug 16, 2018
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Though often overlooked, the creative and intellectual expression of women has had a profound and continuous effect on our cultural and political landscape. As artists, activists, writers, and thinkers, women have dramatically altered the way we experience, understand, and visualize the world. Highlighting transformative figures such as Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Pina Bausch, Marsha P. Johnson, and Ana Mendieta, this wide-ranging survey encompasses enlightening documentary portraits, compelling narratives, and adventurous experimental works by and about visionary women who refused to be second-guessed or silenced.

Guest curated by Dessane Lopez Cassell


 
Loosing Ground
Film
Losing Ground + Four Women
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
 
Losing Ground + Four Women
Fri, Aug 10, 2018
 

Kathleen Collins’ smart, complex exploration of relationships and sexuality—one of the first from a black female director—centers on a cerebral professor and her free-spirited artist husband. Screens with Julie Dash’s remarkable short film Four Women.

+ Post-screening Q&A with writer Nina Collins
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Chisholm Hire
Film
Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
 
Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
 

This timely documentary recounts black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 presidential campaign, a bold challenge to the establishment that raised the question: in American politics, whose voices count?

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Free Angela
Film
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
 
Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
 

Communist intellectual and revolutionary icon Angela Davis is profiled in this galvanizing documentary, which offers a chilling look at how the US government works to silence its perceived enemies.

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Mustang
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Mustang
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
 
Mustang
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
 

This joyous, heartrending coming-of-age saga follows five teenage sisters, confined to an oppressive Turkish household, who push back against the rigid societal strictures imposed on them.

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Persepolis
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Persepolis
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
 
Persepolis
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
 

Finding irreverent humor in the darkest of circumstances, this masterfully moving animated fable follows a precocious, punk-loving girl growing up amid the cultural upheaval of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

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Pina
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Pina
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
 
Pina
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
 

Wim Wenders’ ecstatic tribute to groundbreaking choreographer Pina Bausch captures her visceral, fearlessly human masterworks of modern dance.

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Oum Kulthum
Film
Looking for Oum Kulthum
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
 
Looking for Oum Kulthum
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
 

Iranian art star Shirin Neshat crafts a spellbinding, multilayered reflection on the sacrifices required of a female artist working within a patriarchal society.

+ Post-screening Q&A with co-directors Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari
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A Litany For Survival
Film
Audre Lorde: A Litany for Survival + Me Gritaron Negra
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
 
Audre Lorde: A Litany for Survival + Me Gritaron Negra
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
 

Audre Lorde—one of the godmothers of intersectional feminism whose work gives voice to society’s most marginalized—speaks about her extraordinary life.

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Ana Mendieta
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Environments: Film Works by Ana Mendieta
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
 
Environments: Film Works by Ana Mendieta
Wed, Aug 15, 2018
 

Writ in earth, fire, and her own body, the haunting, rarely screened films of Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta are fearless inquiries into what it means to be a woman, a displaced person, and a human being.

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Happy Birthday Marsha
Film
An Evening with Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
 
An Evening with Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
 
 
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The quietly radical films of Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel offer moving considerations of queer and trans identity both past and present.

+ Post-screening Q&A with Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel
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