Spirited feminist history doc screens with live talks and QAs with important activists, now through Feb. 12.

She's Beautiful When She's Angry, 48 Hills

By Marke B. 

FEBRUARY  6, 2015 — Two years ago, filmmakers Mary Dore (director) and Nancy Kennedy (editor) turned to Kickstarter to fund what they rightly describe as a difficult film to finish:

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is a very challenging film to make because of the breadth and complexity of the women’s movement… We are currently editing the mountain of footage that we’ve shot and obtained from film archives all over.”

The result is a lively film history of the feminist movement in the US that strives to include many the offshoots, factions, developments, and achievements of the movement. It brings iconic feminist figures to life — from Betty Friedan to WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!) — and includes tons of great and sometimes very rare footage of marches, talks, events, and conversations that have gone down, right up to the present day. Student, politician, prisoner, homemaker, radical, lesbian, black, white, young, historical — She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry shows many of the inspiring complexities of the movement.

It also shows some kick-ass graphics:

Feminist doc She's Beautiful when She's Angry, 48 hills
Chicago Women’s Graphic Collective, 1973

And it will get you riled about how very far we have yet to go. “Free abortions on demand, sisterhood is powerful!”

For the next week starting tonight, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry will be screening in the Bay Area, with special talks and QA panels with those involved — including Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Susan Griffin, Dr. Ellen R. Shaffer, and many more.

Check out the entire schedule below, and join the Facebook page for updates:

Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 771-0183
Tickets: ow.ly/HQ1ZI
-Friday, Feb 6th @ 7:20
Followed by a Q&A with film subjects Alice Wolfson, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Chude Pamela Allen and Trina Robbins
-Sunday, Feb 8th @ 2:15
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mary Dore and film subject Alice Wolfson moderated by Dr. Ellen R. Shaffer, Director, Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign
-Sunday, Feb 8th @ 7:20
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mary Dore moderated by Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of WAM!

Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2992
Tickets: ow.ly/HQ239
-Friday, Feb 6th @ 7:05
Followed by a Q&A with film subjects Linda Burnham, Fran Beal, Ruth Rosen, Alta and Susan Griffin
-Saturday, Feb 7th @ 1:10
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mary Dore
-Saturday, Feb 7th @ 7:05
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mary Dore

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Tickets: ow.ly/IsdGJ
EVENT: Friday, Feb 6th 7:30PM
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Mary Dore with a special guest moderator, who was active locally and statewide with NOW during the early days.