The 2016 East Lansing Film Festival

November 3rd – November 10, 2016

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Directed by Mary Dore

93 minutes

Presented by the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall Fame with the East Lansing Film Festival, this fascinating documentary resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. We join their journey from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell!).

Panel discussion after the film with moderator Lisa M. Fine, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Center for Gender in a Global Context at Michigan State University (MSU); Sheila Contreras, Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement and Associate Professor of English at MSU; Penny Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of first year writing at MSU; Senator Gretchen Whitmer, Former Democratic Leader of the Michigan Senate; and Alysa Hodgson, MSU Graduating Senior and Founder and Chair of Humans Uniting for Equal Society. They will be taking questions from audience.


Wednesday, March 16
Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Road, EL
Tickets – $10, $8 for seniors; $5 for students
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Tickets can be purchased at the theater. Doors open at 6pm.​

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