The Heretics (2009)

The Heretics


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Feminist filmmaker Joan Braderman turns her lens on the New York-based female art collective who published the political/art magazine Heresies in the 1970s. Interviews with the second-wave feminists involved with Heresies offer a candid snapshot of what it was like to live and work in an era when women were only begrudgingly accepted as equals to men. By learning such practical skills as electrical wiring and plumbing, Braderman and company were able to transform disheveled Lower Manhattan lofts … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts , Documentary
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Gives a joyful sense of what it was like to be a feminist in the 1970s, a time when "everything seemed possible."

Full Review… | October 9, 2009
New York Times
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Considering we have yet to see a female President or pass the ERA, its message feels crucial -- even if we gals would like to think we've bridged the gender gap.

Full Review… | October 7, 2009
Time Out
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If Braderman's voice-over narration drifts into nostalgia for a lost utopia on occasion, the testimony of her interlocutors reminds us that even though consciousness-raising groups are a thing of the past, the spirit of the group is very much alive.

Full Review… | October 6, 2009
Village Voice
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The women interviewed seem thoughtful and searching. They deserve a movie that does more than take them at their word.

Full Review… | October 5, 2009
Slant Magazine

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