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, historians, curators and critics. Starting from its roots in 1960s antiwar and civil rights protests, the film details developments in women s art through the 1970s and explores how the tenacity and courage of these pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.
For more than forty years, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (Teknolust
, Strange Culture
) has collected a plethora of interviews with her contemporaries and shaped them into an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. With a rousing score by Carrie Brownstein (Sleater Kinney, Portlandia), !WAR
features Miranda July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro, New Museum founder Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- HD transfer enhanced for widescreen viewing
- Additional interviews with Lynn Hershman Leeson, comic artist Spain Rodriguez and philanthropist Elizabeth A. Sackler
- Featurette on RAWWAR, the film s interactive companion piece
- Theatrical trailers
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired