Year of the Woman - at the Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater
Opens Sep 30, 2020
DOORS AT 7PM, FILM ROLLS AT 8PM
Note: this is a film of its time and contains gender & racially charged language.
"In YEAR OF THE WOMAN, I suggested that men should go to rehabilitation centers. Now, in the era of Harvey Weinstein, the absurdist ideas of the future I predicted when I was young are all coming true."
(Trailer courtesy of Spectacle Theater)
After screening only five times in 1973, this kaleidoscopic document of righteous rage all but vanished. In collaboration with the Murray Center for Documentary Journalism and with the support of the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County and Central Bank, Ragtag Film Society is honored to present this new digital restoration on Wednesday, September 30, outdoors at the Stephens Lake Amphitheater.
In the sweltering summer of 1972, first-time filmmaker Sandra Hochman and an all-woman production crew crashed the proceedings at the Democratic National Convention. Under the shadow of Black educator and politician Shirley Chisholm's historic campaign — and, more precisely, its near-complete absence from the reports filed by white male news anchors of the day — YEAR OF THE WOMAN emerges as one part verité documentation, one part weapon-film. Outrageous and experimental, the film features sabotage-spectacles, a women's march on CBS, radical poetry, and appearances from Gloria Steinem, Florynce Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, among other feminist iconoclasts of the day.
Digital Restoration performed and provided by Indiana University Libraries Moving Picture Archive.
"SANDRA HOCHMAN AND ART BUCHWALD ARE THE BEST NEW COMEDY TEAM SINCE HEPBURN AND TRACY!"
– Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
Seating will be physically distanced and masks must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.
No passes, no punches, no refunds. Please try to purchase tickets ahead of time online or at the Ragtag Box Office. Limited tickets will be available at the gates before the show, no cash.