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  • Summary: Penetrating far beyond Hollywood’s hyper-sexualized femme fatales, A Girl and a Gun explores the modern American woman through intimate portraits that revolve around fundamental issues of preservation, power, feminism and violence. Punctuated with archival footage and expert commentary to provide a rich historical and cultural context, the film presents a complex and empowering perspective on a deadly serious issue. The intimate and graphic portrayals are of women who’ve carved themselves a place in the gun community, but their personal journeys in one way or another reflect the same issues every woman faces today. [First Run Features] Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jul 4, 2013
    60
    Director Cathryne Czubek’s well-researched, incredibly lively chronicle of the way guns are marketed to, coveted by, and portrayed with women is a vital glimpse into a cultural phenomenon.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Jul 3, 2013
    50
    Though it runs a mere 76 minutes, it can’t maintain its muddled thesis for even that brief period.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jul 9, 2013
    50
    More entertaining than especially revelatory, this timely documentary adds a sprightly note to a somber subject.
  4. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jul 4, 2013
    40
    Whether viewed as empowerment tools or aphrodisiacs, stress relievers or deadly bodyguards, these weapons and their owners never cohere into an actual point.
  5. Reviewed by: Kalvin Henely
    Jul 2, 2013
    38
    Had director Catheryne Czubek focused on just one or two of the several interesting or lesser-explored topics under the umbrella of her debut film's subject matter, A Girl and a Gun might have amounted to a sharper, more interesting documentary.
  6. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Jul 2, 2013
    30
    Since the conversation is unfocused and there's no real thesis, we get a girl and a gun but not really a movie.
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