On March 8th 2016, in honor of International Women’s Day, The Untitled Magazine will sponsor a special private event featuring a screening of Mary Dore’s critically acclaimed documentary about second wave feminism, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. Presented by Music Box Films and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), the night’s activities will also include a panel discussion and cocktail reception following the screening.
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. The film moves from the founding of The National Organization for Women (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!).
The documentary recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. Dore does not try to romanticize the early movement, but presents it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. Artfully combined dramatizations, performance and archival imagery reveal the controversies over race, sexual preference, and leadership that arose in the women’s movement.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry also explores feminism in its most current form and shows how present-day activists are shaping a contemporary movement to confront continuing gender equality issues and the new challenges that women face today. The panel discussion following the film screening will continue this dialogue. The Untitled Magazine editor-in-chief, Indira Cesarine, is a member of the panel which features a diverse group of women meeting together for one night in support of women’s rights.
The discussion will be moderated by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart and co-founder of Lady Parts Justice. The full panel includes:
Mary Dore: Award-winning documentary filmmaker
Nona Willis Aronowitz: Writer, editor, author and featured in the documentary
Dr. Patricia T. Morris: President, Women Thrive Worldwide
Indira Cesarine: Editor in chief, The Untitled Magazine
Jennifer Merin: Journalist and President of Alliance of Women Film Journalist
The Untitled Magazine is giving away two pairs of tickets to the March 8th private screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry and panel discussion.
Watch the trailer for She’s Beautiful When’s She’s Angry below.
Images courtesy of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’