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FILM SCREENINGS

  • It Happens to Us

    1972. USA. Amalie R. Rothschild. 30 min.

  • Growing Up Female

    1971. USA. Julia Reichert, James Klein. 50 min.

  • Anything You Want to Be

    1971. USA. Liane Brandon. 8 min.

and more

Program 97 min. Introduction and discussion with Reichert, Klein, Brandon, Rothschild, Epstein

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • It Happens to Us

    1972. USA. Directed by Amalie R. Rothschild. This film presents the personal stories of a wide range of women, rich and poor, young and older, black and white, married and unmarried, on the topic of abortion. Some of their stories evoke experiences from before the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. New Day Films. 30 min.

  • Growing Up Female

    1971. USA. Directed by Julia Reichert, James Klein. This early film of the modern Women's Movement was widely used by consciousness-raising groups to generate interest and explain feminism to a skeptical society. The film looks at female socialization through the lives of six women, ages 4 to 35, and the forces that shape them, including teachers, counselors, advertising, music, and the institution of marriage. 50 min.

  • Anything You Want to Be

    1971. USA. Directed by Liane Brandon. In a series of vignettes, a teenage girl discovers that despite her parents’ assurance that she can “be anything she wants to be,” reality sometimes throws a curveball. 8 min.

  • 34x25x36

    2009. USA. Directed by Jesse Epstein. Inside the Patina-V mannequin factory in the City of Industry, CA, the "ideal woman" is crafted out of plastic into a 34 x 25 x 36" figure. The chief designer notes that the roots of his craft lie in French 19th-century wax figures and in the medieval religious icons. New York premiere. 9 min.