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Town Bloody Hall (A Dialogue on Women's Liberation)

Town Bloody Hall (A Dialogue on Women's Liberation) (1980)

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This routine documentary by Chris Hegedus records the much ballyhooed Town Hall Meeting between Norman Mailer defending his views in The Prisoner of Sex, and four independent-minded women, Germaine Greer among them. The intended debate was set up for raucous and raunchy goings-on well before its 1971 date. Intellectuals, lesbians, liberals, and who knows who else loaded the audience with less-than-passive viewers. One eloquent speech from Mailer managed to fight its way into the proceedings but

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What finally makes Town Bloody Hall so compelling -- and unsettling -- is the impression that such serious, spirited debate is a thing of the past.

November 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Watching this intriguing documentary makes one realize that something has been lost in today's age of spoon-fed media and five-second sound bites.

November 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Citysearch
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An interesting film, not only for those who watch C-SPAN for kicks.

November 12, 2001 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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An invaluable document, its technical limitations notwithstanding.

November 9, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

If you can keep your focus on the historical relevance of women's liberation, it becomes a keen study of human nature trying to grow.

November 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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