A Different Picture: Women Filmmakers in the New Hollywood Era, 1967—1980

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From Bonnie and Clyde to Heaven's Gate, the brief window of American director-driven cinema that flourished in the late 1960s through the 1970s has been framed as a triumph of a handful of male movie brat auteurs. But the true revolutionaries of the moment were the trailblazing women filmmakers who defied historic inequity to bring their stories to the screen. Emerging from the feminist and civil rights movements of the 1960s, this generation of women artists—working both inside and outside the Hollywood system—created a striking, brash, and empathetic counter-cinema that exists as a direct challenge to their male counterparts.
May 2—20