For five years, feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create "The Dinner Party," a monumental tribute to women of spirit and accomplishment throughout the ages - women whose names have vanished "right out of history." As they worked, filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas followed their progress, recording for posterity the alternately painstaking and exhilarating process of creating this work of unprecedented scale and beauty. "Right Out of History" reveals the behind-the-scenes drama of this enormous undertaking - the meticulous research, the technical problems and financial pressures, and the amount of sheer physical labor involved in creating a symbolic history of women's achievements. Judy Chicago called the film "a unique document ... the only record of a contemporary working community of artists, a community which provides insights into the ateliers, workshops and guilds of the past." Directed and edited by Johanna Demetrakas. Produced by Thom Tyson. Cinematography by Baird Bryant. Co-Edited by Nina Toumanoff. Music composed and conducted by Catherine MacDonald. "This powerful and poignant film chronicles the trials and tribulations, the joys and fears, the emotional and intellectual growth that went into the making of 'The Dinner Party.' ? A remarkable story."-The San Francisco Chronicle. "A superb and valuable film [that] is its own art work..."-Film Library Quarterly. (For Home Use Only)
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