Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, August 19, 2011 – Sunday, August 21, 2011

(USA/2010—directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson)

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, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details major developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity of these pioneering artists resulted in what may be the most significant art movement of the late 20th century. With a rousing score by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. features Miranda July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro and other groundbreaking figures in an intimate portrayal of the fight to break down barriers facing women in the art world and in society at large. (83 min.)

“Informative, upsetting and cool… a big success.” –Film Threat
Friday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m.