She's Beautiful When She's Angry

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USA | 2014 | 92 Minutes | Mary Dore

January 30 - February 5, 2015

Ends Thu Feb 5 | This thrilling and illuminating new documentary takes an in-depth look at the early days of women’s liberation in all its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory, told by those who were on the front lines of the movement from 1966 to 1971.

From the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; and from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!), She's Beautiful When She's Angry explores the stories behind the outrageous, brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement in the late 1960's, while not shying away from the controversies that arose over race, sexual preference, and leadership.


“One of the year's best films. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism. Wise, moving, upsetting, and sometimes funny. That defiant sisterhood changed the workplace, our sexual politics, our language. She's Beautiful When She's Angry is the best filmed account of how that happened you could ever expect to see.” - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Stirring and Informative…There’s a warm, wise, passionate glow to this great political success story. Visionary and heroic.” -Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Captures the excitement of that era, the growing sense of solidarity as more and more women discovered that their dissatisfaction was not an individual matter. Whatever mistakes have been made along the path and however the movement has been stereotyped, the essential project of feminism has always been the project of human freedom.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

“A feminist film masterpiece. Offers an inspiring account of the women’s liberation movement of the late 1960s.” – Kitty Lindsay, Ms. Magazine

  • Director: Mary Dore
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 92 Minutes