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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

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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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"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

" important cinematic document."

Frank Scheck

Hollywood Reporter

" important film."

Moira Macdonald

Seattle Times

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
  • Herself : Chude Pamela Allen
  • Herself : Judith Arcana
  • Herself : Nona Willis Aronowitz
  • Herself : Fran Beal
  • 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
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2014
  • Release Date : December 5, 2014
  • Countries of Production : USA
  • Languages : English
  • Running Time : 92 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 1.78:1
  • Sound : Stereo
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Over an hour of exlusive footage and interviews with pioneering members of the Women’s Rights Movement