Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series Hosts Free Screening: “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” followed by a panel discussion at the Ossining Public Library, 6:30pm on Thursday, March 7th, 2019.
OSSINING, NY — March 4, 2019 — This month’s offering from The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series (ODDS) is She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, the an exploration of the modern women’s movement. The free screening will take place on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at the Ossining Public Library. Seating begins at 6:15 PM, admission is always free and all are welcome. A panel discussion will follow with expert panelists drawn from nearby communities.
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, 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!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.
That story still resonates today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, as the film shows present-day activists creating their generation’s own version of feminism. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is a film about activists, made to inspire women and men to work for feminism and human rights.
Ann Hornaday described She’s Beautiful in The Washington Post as “ moving reminder of how crucial citizen action is in fomenting social change.”
Lou Fancher characterized the film as “a brilliant mosaic of interviews, archival footage, scrupulously directed re-enactments and a terrific sound score. Incendiary and sexual, unafraid to address race and civil rights divisions that alternately splintered and sealed the intellectual, outspoken, angry and often hilariously revolutionary figures leading the charge, Dore’s film is perhaps the best way to understand how great – or how limited – women’s progress has been since 1971.”
As always, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Every month panelists with expertise in the film’s subject matter generously volunteer to help shed light on the issues raised. Audience members are encouraged to respond honestly and ask their questions. The panel for this film consists of:
Gina Avila, Founder and Board President Women’s Empowerment Institute;
Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, President, WCLA – Choice Matters; and
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Vice President of External Affairs, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.
The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series is organized by a committee of volunteers committed to bringing their “community together one film at a time.” This will be the group’s 64th screening since its founding in 2013 by Victoria Gearity, Mayor of the Village of Ossining and Suzie Ross, Chair of Green Ossining. The public is invited to visit OssiningDocumentaries.org to learn about more upcoming films on a wide variety of topics. Screenings are always free and all are welcome.
The Series is supported by an Arts Alive grant from ArtsWestchester and by its Grand Sponsors, Ossining’s SBS Printing and Shipping, Matthew and Cinthia Gullotta, and Down to Earth Markets, which manages many regional Farmers’ Markets, including Ossining’s. Friends of the Series and Screening Sponsors are acknowledged at the screenings and on the ODDS website. Partners and affiliates include Green Ossining, the Ossining Public Library, the Ossining Arts Council, Our Better Future, Energize NY, and Yonkers Tribune.
ODDS Website: OssiningDocumentaries.org
Official Film Site: ShesBeautifulWhenShesAngry.com
IMDB Entry: IMDB.com/title/tt3319508