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. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).
Remarkably, there has never been a theatrical documentary about the early days of women’s liberation. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory.
The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time — thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
The Institute for Policy Studies, with CodePink and Lessons of the Sixties Project are co-sponsors of this film, directed by Mary Dore. Following the screening, Anna Kaminski of Code Pink and Anne Gallivan of Lessons of the Sixties will offer remarks. Watch the trailer!
This evening is part of a limited theatrical run of “SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY,” which has its DC premiere on Friday, February 13 at Landmark E Street Cinema.