DVD Release: !Women Art Revolution

DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99
Studio: Zeitgeist

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The ladies talk it over in !Women Art Revolution.

The 2010 documentary film !Women Art Revolution illuminates the under-explored feminist art 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, !Women Art Revolution details developments in women’s art through the 1970s and explores how the determination of the the pioneering artists of the time resulted in what is now widely regarded as one of the more significant art movements of the late 20th century.

The film was directed by artist/filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (Teknolust), who tapped her archive of some 40-plus years of interviews she conducted with her contemporaries and molded then into a feature-length portrait.

Popping up in the movie are such female artists as Miranda July (The Future), The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Carolee Schneemann and New Museum founder Marcia Tucker.

The documentary features an original rock score by Sleater Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, who currently stars in TV’s Portlandia with SNL’s Fred Armisen.

!Women Art Revolution debuted at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and is a DVD premiere in the U.S.

The DVD includes the following bonus features:

  • additional interviews with director Leeson, underground comic artist Spain Rodriguez and philanthropist Elizabeth A. Sackler
  • featurette on RAWWAR, the online and installation companion piece to the film


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.