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She's Beautiful When She's Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

About the Film

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is the provocative, rousing and often humorous account of the birth of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s through to its contemporary manifestations in the new millennium, direct from the women who lived it. Combining never-before-seen archival footage; a classic soundtrack of the era; and first-person stories of the protests, poetry slams and community meetings that engineered meaningful social change, the film embraces the grassroots movement that proclaimed “the personal is political” and the women who dared to get furious about it.

The film does not shy away from addressing controversy within the movement's many strands of feminism: the issues of women of color, struggles with class, and the fight for lesbian visibility that was the forerunner of today's LGBT movement. An essential chronicle of the movement that elevated women out of their second-class status, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL… champions the brilliant women at the forefront of the seismic changes of the time as well as those who continue to bang the drum of equality today.

Director: Mary Dore

Reactions

"One of the year's best films. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"This film should be seen. Take your daughters. And your sons." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"Visionary and heroic." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Illuminating...an important cinematic document." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter 

"Inspiring...an important film." - Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Mardis Gras Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Winner! Independent Film Festival Boston 2014 - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Winner! Fairhope Film Festival 2014 - Best Documentary
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 - Best Documentary Nominee
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Best Documentary Nominee

Cast & Crew

Featuring

Chude Pamela Allen
Judith Arcana
Nona Willis Aronowitz
Fran Beal

Crew

Director: Mary Dore
Producers: Mary Dore, Nancy Kennedy
Executive Producers: Pam Tanner Boll, Elizabeth Driehaus
Co-producers: Abigail Disney, Geralyn Dreyfous, Gini Reticker
Editors:
 Nancy Kennedy, Kate Taverna
Composer: Mark degli Antoni
Cinematography: Svetlana Cvetco

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Technical Info

Production Year: 2014
Countries of Production: US
Languages: English
Running Time: 1h 32m
Screen Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Stereo
Rating: Unrated

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Awards & Festivals

  • Winner! Mardis Gras Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Winner! Independent Film Festival Boston 2014 - Audience Award Best Documentary
  • Winner! Fairhope Film Festival 2014 - Best Documentary
  • Melbourne International Film Festival 2015 - Best Documentary Nominee
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Best Documentary Nominee

Reactions

"One of the year's best films. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"This film should be seen. Take your daughters. And your sons." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"Visionary and heroic." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Illuminating...an important cinematic document." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter 

"Inspiring...an important film." - Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

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