ZEITGEIST FILMS PRESENTS
LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON’S !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION
U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE JUNE 1 AT NEW YORK’S IFC CENTER
Press screening on Thursday, May 5, 6:00 PM at Magno/Review 2
On behalf of Zeitgeist Films, you and a guest are cordially invited to attend a screening of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s ground-breaking four-decades-in-the-making documentary: !Women Art Revolution (!W.A.R.)
An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in the 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.
For more than forty years, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (Teknolust, Strange Culture) has collected a plethora of interviews with her contemporaries—and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. With a rousing score by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features Miranda July, Marina Abramovic, The Guerrilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures.
“Comprehensive and vibrant…. Smartly mixes the dynamics of the emerging feminist movement of the late ’60s with the prevailing male chauvinism of the arts world at the time.”—Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
“Tells of the raucous, rule-breaking era when female artists, in order to get their messages across, protested outside museums and created outlandish performance pieces often involving nudity.” —Chloe Veltman, The Bay Citizen/The New York Times
Thursday, May 5, 6:00 PM • Magno Review 2 (2nd Floor), 729 7th Ave (at 48th St.)
To RSVP please email Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co.,
212 741.1000, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Lynn Hershman Leeson will be available for interviews.
Contact: Isabelle Deconinck at email@example.com to schedule.
!Women Art Revolution will open on June 1 at the IFC Center
323 6th Ave at West 3rd St. (212) 924-7771, www.ifccenter.com
!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION: 2010 • 83 mins • Color and B&W • USA
To download the press kit and stills: http://zeitgeistfilms.com/film.php?directoryname=womenartrevolution&mode=downloads
For trailer and more info: www.womenartrevolution.com