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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

January 8, 2015
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY will play in Portland for one week! At the Living Room Theatersopening just a few weeks from now, on Friday January 23rd, 2015Mark your calendars!
“The kick-ass women’s movement film we’ve been waiting for.  With outrage and humor, brings back the revolution in living color and black-and-white, with torrents of music from the ‘60s and ‘70s.”
Here are three of the women featured in the movie:

  • Fran Beal co-founded the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Women's LibCommittee) in 1968. This evolved into the Black Women’s Alliance and then the Third World Women’s Alliance. TWWA developed an analysis that incorporated race, class, gender and an international perspective. In 1969, Fran Beal wrote one of the defining texts on Black Feminism, “Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female.”
  • Karla Jay, PHD, was a member of Redstockings.   She participated in many early feminist events, including the takeover of the Ladies Home Journal offices.  She was part of the women’s collective at the underground newspaper Rat and helped organize the Lavender Menace action at the Second Congress to Unite Women in 1970.  She organized the “First National Ogle-in,” to protest the harassment of a woman by Wall Street brokers every day. Karla Jay was the first female chair of New York’s Gay Liberation Front.  She has written, edited, or translated ten books, including Tales of the Lavender Menace:  A Memoir of Liberation.
  • Portland-based writer Judith Arcana is a Jane, a member of Chicago’s pre-Roe underground abortion service; she has written and talked and taught about reproductive justice ever since.  Judith is one of the feminists interviewed in SBWSA, and will be at the theater for Q & A after the movie, on the evening of 1/23/2015 and at a matinee on 1/25/2015.

SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY is a documentary history featuring women whose action created the modern women’s movement in the USA from 1966 to 1971.  This film is about the joy of becoming conscious, becoming powerful – and the pain of deep struggle about race, sexual identity, 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.”


In Other Words Feminist Community Center is a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit located in Portland, Oregon that survives entirely off of individual financial gifts from generous feminists.

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