Film opens December 5 in NYC for 7 days - the only showing scheduled in our neck of the woods.
2014 ‧ Historical Documentary/Documentary ‧ 1h 32m
Sunshine Cinema 212-260-7289
143 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
between 1st and 2nd Ave
special events, Q&A with filmmakers... Dec 5, 6, 7
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. She’s Beautiful takes us from the founding of NOW (National Organization for Women), 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!). Remarkably, there has never been a theatrical documentary about the astonishing early days of women’s liberation. She’s Beautiful aims not to romanticize the early movement, but to dramatize it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual identity and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. It captures the spirit of the time—thrilling, scandalous and often hilarious. Featuring Rita Mae Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Ellen Willis, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Alix Kates Shulman and Fran Beal. Directed by Mary Dore (The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade).
Speeches and Panel Discussions from the 2014 NOW New Jersey Conference. These videos will be added to soon, check back often.
They're at it again. Unelected bureaucrats are meeting behind closed doors making decisions that could cost tens of thousands of good jobs.
It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We don’t know what’s in it, but we know who wrote it: corporate lobbyists and representatives of countries that include repressive regimes with no concern for labor or environmental standards.
We should have learned our lesson by now. Bad trade agreements create a race to the bottom which benefits only the multinationals. It lets them export jobs, undermine environmental standards and restrict internet freedom.
Now they want "fast-track" rules on a secretly negotiated treaty. Fast track means Congress skips the amendment process and skips to vote all before they even know what is in the treaty.
The corporate lobbyists don’t want the public to have the chance to see what’s in this deal -- and they don’t want Congress to change what they are trying to foist on America.
As Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, "they have to be secret because if the American people knew what was going on, they would be opposed."
American jobs and strong environmental protections are too important to rush through another bad trade agreement.
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the US Supreme Court ruled that the 35 foot buffer zone surrounding an abortion clinic in Massachusetts was in violation of the right to free speech. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion, which can be found in its entirety here:
As you know, NOW has been heavily involved in fighting for a buffer zone in Englewood -- and we have had success, as many of you know. Englewood currently has an ordinance calling for an 8 foot buffer zone at all medical facilities. While we do not know for sure how the SCOTUS ruling will impact Englewood, we know we will continue to fight to protect the rights of women in our communities. We are heartened by the response of Englewood's attorney (see The Record article below), who expressed that he is “confident the local ordinance could withstand a legal challenge and did not foresee the city halting its enforcement.”
If you would like to see a video treatment of analysis of the decision, here is an outstanding clip from the Rachel Maddow Show:
For an article summarizing the decision of the Court, please visit:
|This is an excellent analysis of what this ruling means for other buffer zones:
|This article deals with the potential impact on the Metropolitan Medical Associates clinic in Englewood, NJ, where NOW has worked diligently to help protect the patients. As you know, North Jersey NOW was instrumental in getting the Englewood buffer zone law put into effect, and we are not done yet!
| One final article that refers to the buffer zone in Englewood, NJ:
| Many of us couldn't help but notice the Supreme Court itself enjoys a buffer zone. Sign NOW's petition to highlight the hypocrisy of the Court:
NOW is hopeful that Englewood ordinance will hold up in the face of challenges – there are important differences between the 8 foot buffer zone in Englewood, and the 35 foot buffer zone the court struck down. No matter what happens, NNJ NOW will remain diligent in fighting for the rights of women. Now, as always, we need your support and donations in any amount. If you are up for renewal, please renew. If you are still an at- large member, please renew in our NNJ chapter. For those of you who can, donations are always welcome.
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