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!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION will make its theatrical debut this week at the IFC Center with appearances by several of the women featured in the film

!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (!W.A.R.) (Lynn Hershman-Leeson, 2010)
IFC Center
323 Sixth Ave. at Third St.
June 1-7

Since the mid-1960s, visual artist and educator Lynn Hershman Leeson has been tracing the history of the American feminist art movement, interviewing many of the most innovative and influential women artists of the last fifty years. After playing at the Sundance, Toronto, and Berlin Film Festivals, her documentary, !Women Art Revolution (!W.A.R.), opens June 1 at the IFC Center, with a series of special guests on hand at many of the screenings to talk about the revolution. Serving as director, writer, editor, producer, and narrator, Leeson shows works by and speaks with such seminal artists and art-world figures as Nancy Spero, Judy Chicago, Miranda July, Yvonne Rainer, Yoko Ono, Marcia Tucker, Martha Rosler, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Marina Abramovic, Faith Ringgold, and the Guerrilla Girls, using new and archival footage that examines the growth of the movement. The film, which features an original soundtrack by Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein, will run for one week at IFC, with the following special appearances, all with artist Alexandra Chowaniec: Leeson (6/1, 6:10), Leeson and Kathleen Hanna (6/1, 8:10), Howardena Pindell (6/2, 2:10), Carolee Schneemann (6/2, 6:10), J. Bob Alotta (6/2, 8:10), Janine Antoni (6/3, 12:15), Joyce Kozloff (6/3, 6:10), Martha Wilson (6/3, 8:10), Pindell (6/4, 2:10). B. Ruby Rich (6/4, 6:10 PM), Guerrilla Girls Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz (6/4, 8:10), Pindell (6/5, 2:10), Connie Butler (6/6, 4:10), Carey Lovelace (6/6, 6:10), and Lovelace and Faith Ringgold (6/7, 6:10). In addition, the full video and written transcripts of the interviews can be found online at the Stanford University Special Collections archive.

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