The Women and Gender Studies Program at Oakland University will be featuring a screening of the film “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”, a resurrection of the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971 by Mary Dore.
Panel discussion and screening will take place from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the Human Health Building 1050. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Click here to view the poster.
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’t liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!)
It does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement, and brilliantly captures the spirit of the time – thrilling, scandalous and often hilarious.
Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career working with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including Children of Labor (1977) which premiered at the New York Film Festival.
She has produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting and 12/WNET in New York. She produced and co-directed the feature “The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War” (with Noel Buckner and Sam Sills), which screened at the Toronto, Sundance, and London Film Festivals.
She has produced dozens of television documentaries for PBS, New York Times TV, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Her TV work has won Emmys, Cine Golden Eagles, and Cable Ace Awards.
She lives in New York with her husband and two sons.
Jo Reger, Professor of Sociology at Oakland University
Emily Clancy, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan
Amanda Crowell, She Hive
The Human Health Building is located in the northeast corner of OU’s campus at the intersection of Walton and Squirrel Roads. For interactive directions, visit oakland.edu/map.