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THE HERETICS: film screening and lecture by Joan Braderman
March 3, 2011
Douglass Residential College and the Institute for Women and Art present a screening of “The Heretics” and a lecture by filmaker Joan Braderman. Co-sponsors: Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University Libraries, Institute for Women and Art, Office of the Dean of Douglass College and Douglass Residential College.
The Heretics uncovers the inside story of the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement for the first time in a feature film. Joan Braderman, director and narrator, follows her dream of becoming a filmmaker to New York City in 1971. By lucky chance, she joins a feminist art collective at the epicenter of the 1970’s art world in lower Manhattan. In this first person account, The Heretics charts the history of this feminist collective from the inside out.
The Heresies Collective was microcosm of the larger international Women’s Movement in which thousands of small, intimate groups of women met together to consider their situation – as women in a man’s world – to devise strategies for unlocking their potential and make their work visible. The result was the publication of the influential art and political magazine Heresies, published from 1977- 1992. The hundreds of women who worked to issue Heresies, now scattered around the globe are all accomplished artists, writers, architects, painters, filmmakers, designers, editors, curators, and teachers. Twenty-four of these women, speak intimately with the filmmaker about the extraordinary times they shared, challenging the terms of gender and power and re-imagining the lives of generations to come.
The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: womenart.rutgers.edu or 732-932-3726.