Posts Tagged Searching for Debra Winger

Women’s History Month: Documentaries about Women

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Bhutto [2010]
–riveting, inspirational and moving documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto who fought for democracy in Pakistan.

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The Business of Being Born [2008]
–Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein investigate maternity care in the United States. fascinating whether you have children or not or plan to have children or not.

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Venus and Serena [2012]
–engrossing documentary about top two tennis players in the world

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What I Want My Words to Do to You [2003]
–A look at playwright Eve Ensler’s writing workshop inside Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. intense. emotional.

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Shut up and Sing [2006]
–the aftermath for the Dixie Chicks after Natalie Maines’ anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer [2013]
–the story of the trial of the three Russian feminist punk singers/ performance artists on trial for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral.

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Very Young Girls [2007]
–disturbing and hopeful film about Rachel Lloyd, a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.

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Lioness [2008]
–The untold story of the first women in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat.

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Searching for Debra Winger [2002]
–Rosanna Arquette directs this honest and important film about Hollywood sexism and ageism and why there aren’t very many good roles for women over the age of 35.

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The Punk Singer [2013]
–look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s.

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Ballerina [2006]
–follows dancers at all levels of their careers through practice and performances.

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: SEE, HEAR, READ

SEE: Searching for Debra Winger [written and directed by Rosanna Arquette]
–honest, refreshing examination of women in entertainment

purchase at Amazon: Searching for Debra Winger

HEAR: Oumou Sangare

download: Seya

READ: All the Stories of Muriel Spark by Muriel Spark

purchase: All the Stories of Muriel Spark

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