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  • Summary: !Women Art Revolution elaborates the relationship of the Feminist Art Movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions. The film details major developments in women’s art of the 1970s, including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York and the Los Angeles Women’s Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies, and landmark exhibitions, performances, and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art. (Hotwire Productions) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Jun 2, 2011
    These interviews form the backbone of !W.A.R., and like the film, they're passionate, contentious, funny, sincere, politically attuned.
  2. Reviewed by: Duane Byrge
    Jun 2, 2011
    It took 42 years for filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson to make !Women Art Revolution. The film, about the emerging feminist movement, is comprehensive and vibrant.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Jun 16, 2011
    In her vibrant !Women Art Revolution Hershman focuses on a number of the many women who created what has been called the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.
  4. Reviewed by: Sebastian Smee
    Jun 16, 2011
    It's affecting, and the tone, which is polemical, is also rueful and realistic.
  5. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    Aug 25, 2011
    Fortunately, !Woman Art Revolution isn't a stuffy museum piece. It's an important documentary, sure, but it's also playful and engaging.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jun 17, 2011
    These women deserve to have their voices heard, and this film finally lets them have their say.
  7. Reviewed by: Lauren Wissot
    Jun 2, 2011
    Unlike Pamela Tanner Boll's truly inquisitive "Who Does She Think She Is?", which delves deeply and personally into the lives of a handful of working artist moms, Hershman Leeson introduces us only superficially to her dozens of pioneering friends.

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