“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” Covers Women’s Movement 1966-1971

Women Marching 1970

Women Marching 1970 – Photo: Diana Davies

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is an excellent film directed by Mary Dore about the outrageous, often brilliant women who created the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s.

The film takes us from the founding of the National Organization of Women, 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 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.

The film features interviews with early feminists Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, Fran Beal, Rita Mae Brown, Karla Jay, Susan Griffin, Alta,  Judith Arcana, the Boston Women’s Health Collective, and many others.

The film opened in the San Francisco Bay Area this week. Please visit the film’s website at www.shesbeautifulwhenshesangry.com to find screenings near you.