Film Showing: She's Beautiful When She's Angry


Directed by Mary Dore

Opens at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre from March 13th 2015

3733 North Southport Ave, Chicago | 773 871 6607

Special Q&As with Mary Dore and women from the film

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, when ladies wore 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!).

Remarkably, there has never been a theatrical documentary about the early days of women’s liberation. She’s Beautiful aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory.

The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity 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.


"One of the year's best films. An urgent, illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism." -- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice  

“I loved it. I watched it with my daughter. Thank you so much for this film because it manages to do all the history but … also be fun.” -- Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

"The convulsive, painful, contradictory -- and yet still threatened -- movement to see women as full partners in the human dance has, we too often forget, also enabled those of us with Y Chromosomes to re-imagine who we can be as well, which is why Mary Dore's film is much more than a simple documentary." -- Frank Browning, Huffington Post

Contact the filmmakers

Catherine Dwyer

She's Beautiful Film Project

286 13th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11215


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