SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY

USA, 2014 (MIFF 2015, Documentaries)

Director: Mary Dore

"Wise, moving, upsetting, and sometimes funny … She's Beautiful When She's Angry is an urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism." – Village Voice

Beginning with the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and tracing the never-straightforward path of the US women's liberation movement through to the 1970 Women's Strike for Equality, director Mary Dore (The Good Fight, MIFF 1985) delivers an inspiring, articulate film about one of the defining movements in modern history.

Intricately researched, and mixing extraordinary archival footage (and music) from the 60s and 70s with contemporary insights from feminists including Angela Davis, Germaine Greer, Rita Mae Brown, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and more, She's Beautiful When She's Angry takes modern viewers right to the heart of the movement, and captures the excitement of the times. Celebrating its successes without shying from its failures and internal conflicts, this is a timely, important reminder that feminism is as vital today as ever.

"Funny, poignant and fast-moving but most of all open-hearted and smart, this visually intense 90 minutes … is much more than a simple documentary." – Huffington Post

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