FILM FESTIVAL: GUERRILLAS IN OUR MIDST & THE HERETICS

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Moore College of Art & Design

1916 Race Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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MOOREWOMENARTISTS
Film Festival
DOUBLE FEATURE

Stewart Auditorium
Moore College of Art & Design

PRE-SHOW TALK
Debra Zimmerman
, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, will introduce the films.

GUERRILLAS IN OUR MIDST
A film by Amy Harrison (1992)
Guerrillas In Our Midst presents a savvy exploration of the machinations of the commercial art-world during its boom in the 1980s, and brings the Guerrilla Girls to the screen. This anonymous group of art activists has succeeded in putting racism and sexism on the agenda in the art-world since 1985, and their witty and creative tactics have changed the face of political and cultural activism. Interviews with key figures in the Manhattan art scene, record-breaking auction sales, exhibition openings and interviews with the Guerrillas Girls themselves combine to highlight how the myth of the heroic male painter is perpetuated. 35 minutes

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THE HERETICS
A film by Joan Braderman (2009)
Tracing the influence of the Women’s Movement’s Second Wave on art and life, The Heretics is the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist art collective that produced “Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics” (1977-92). In this feature-length documentary, cutting-edge video artist/writer/director Joan Braderman, who joined the group in 1975 as an aspiring filmmaker, charts the collective’s challenges to terms of gender and power and its history as a microcosm of the period’s broader transformations. On the road with her camera crew from New Mexico to Italy, Braderman reconnects with 28 other group members, including writer/critic Lucy Lippard, architect Susanna Torre, filmmaker Su Friedrich, and artists Ida Applebroog, Mary Miss, Miriam Schapiro, and Cecilia Vicuña. Still funny, smart and sexy, the geographically dispersed participants revisit how and why they came together and the extraordinary times they shared—supporting and exploring women’s art and demanding the right to be heard. 95 minutes

Special thanks for Women Make Movies

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