She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Directed by Mary Dore
A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.
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★★★½ review by Joan on Letterboxd
me after watching a feminist documentary: i'm going to rally in the streets and no one can stop m-
★★★★½ review by nanci on Letterboxd
Women are so incredibly powerful. People have tried to silence us and they have tried to shut us down. But we are women and we cannot be stopped.
★★★★ review by Vanessa on Letterboxd
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★★★★ review by 🌸 on Letterboxd
i'm crying so hard right now. i'm just so proud u know!! we've come so far and we still have a long road ahead, but when u look back and see how it was only 40, 50 years ago.... they made such an impact and made next generations' lives so much better. i am so thankful! i love women!!!!!
★★★★ review by Vanina on Letterboxd
This has half of the views that 'Miss Representation' has. That makes me oddly frustrated. 'Miss Representation' is by no means a bad film - it encourages young women especially to consider how femininity is portrayed in the media, and as I wrote in my review, it's a good feminism starter pack even if it never mentions the word feminism.
Well, this film is all about F-E-M-I-N-I-S-M and W-O-M-E-N-'S L-I-B-E-R-A-T-I-O-N and it's bloody glorious. It takes into account racism and homophobia within the movement, and focuses on many of the important events, developments and women in the movement between 1966 and 1971. It's beautifully illustrated with archive footage and features interviews with many key players (Gloria Steinem doesn't even get a mention? To many she's the face of the movement, she could have gotten a name-check, I feel). It covers a lot of ground and it's very clear why this film is so relevant today.
The film is a great rallying cry still, even with really dodgy reenactments and a lazy soundtrack (why not choose songs by female artists from that period, instead of Kathleen Hanna-powered bands?).
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