!Women Art Revolution: Presented by CUFF & Artcity

We are excited to celebrate being half way to CUFF 2012, and super stoked to be showcasing two amazing documentaries as part of Calgary's Artcity Festival!!

USA, 2010, 83 minutes
Sunday September 11 @ 2:15pm
$8 Regular/ $6 Students & CUFF members (Tickets available at the door)

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 major 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, 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 Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, !W.A.R. 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, Marcia Tucker and countless other groundbreaking figures. Panel discussion to follow screening, hosted by artist & activist Sharon Stevens of the Arusha Centre, and featuring a few of the city's most amazing lady artists! http://womenartrevolution.com/

Toronto International Film Festival 2010
Sundance Film Festival 2011
Berlin International Film Festival 2011
San Francisco International Film Festival 2011

"...the film introduces viewers to a community of radical heroines. As a member of the community herself, Leeson elicits interviews that are candid, passionate, and inspiring..." - BUST Magazine

"Hershman Leeson...includes some revelatory footage...But the most moving scenes belong to the artists." - Ann Landi, ARTNews, June 2011