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.
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY captures the spirit of the time — thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.
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.
Special Limited Engagement – One Night Only
Thursday March 2nd at 6pm
Audience discussion following film
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood
Kellie DeVore has 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership, and earned her Masters in Public Administration as well as a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management in 2009 from the University of Oregon. In 2001, Kellie joined Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon (PPSO) as the Community Outreach Coordinator in the Rogue Valley. She returned to Lane County in 2004, and became the Vice President of Public Affairs. In 2009, Kellie led the effort to consolidate public affairs and electoral work for Planned Parenthood across the state into a stronger Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. After the reorganization, Kellie moved to United Way of Lane County and served as the Director of 100% Access and Health for five years. In 2015, Kellie returned to Planned Parenthood to fill a new as the Director of Strategy and Business Initiatives. She is now the Vice President of Strategy and Business Initiatives.
Laurie Notaro is the president of the South Willamette Valley chapter of the National Organization for Women. She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and was a reporter and a daily columnist at the metro daily The Arizona Republic before publishing twelve books of fiction and non-fiction with Random House and Simon and Schuster. Her work covers the genres of humor, women’s fiction, historical fiction, and literary fiction. She was a finalist for the Thurber Prize, and has been awarded the Hearst Award, the Golden Circle Award, and several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.