Film - Documentary | March 13 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The women wrote their letters to Ms. magazine and signed them, as good feminists did, In sisterhood. Most were never published. Forty years later, award-winning filmmaker and media archeologist Irene Lusztig traveled around the United States, to the towns where the letters had been written, and asked local women to re-embody the letter-writers voices and read aloud these deepest secrets, angriest rants, and sincerest pleas on camera. What happens is intersectional, personal, politicaland perfectly stunning. Lusztigs camera is still; her takes, unhurried; her shots, simply framed; and her locations, unremarkable. This very ordinariness underlines the extraordinary dialogue shes created between the past and the future of feminism.