She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: Docu about the Women’s Movement, 1966-1971

Directed by Mary Dore, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry relates the largely unknown history of the courageous women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

Strangely, there has never been a theatrical documentary about the early days of women’s liberation.

The feature begins with the founding of NOW, focusing on 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!).

 

This feature aims to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, heart-wrenching glory.  It also deals with the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women’s movement.

In doing so, the docu captures the spirit of the time, how history made the new phenom always thrilling, and often scandalous.

About the filmmakers:

Producer-Director Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films.  Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career working with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including Children of Labor (1977) which premiered at the New York Film Festival.  She has produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting and 13/WNET in New York.  She produced and co-directed the feature documentary The Good Fight: the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War (with Noel Buckner and Sam Sills), which screened at the Toronto, Sundance, and London Film Festivals

Producer-Editor Nancy Kennedy has edited several award-winning films, including Sundance Grand Jury winner Why We Fight (2005), For The Bible Tells Me So, (Sundance Festival 2007), Einstein’s Letter, (Emmy for best doc series 2006), Riding the Rails, and Thank You and Goodnight, both Sundance award winners. She has also co-directed and edited several independent documentaries, including Who Does She Think She Is?,  Bluegrass Journey and Who’s On First?  Her most recent projects are the feature documentaries When The Drum Is BeatingOrchestra of Exiles, and Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters.