!Women Art Revolution (2011)



Critic Consensus: Though a tad messy in spots, !Women Art Revolution is a worthy chronicle of an influential art movement seldom explored or documented.

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Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times. --(c)Official Site
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for !Women Art Revolution

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Contrasting with the ferment of the times, the film is orderly and rather subdued, but it's an excellent introduction to a movement that produced artists as diverse as Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, and Miranda July.

Full Review… | November 3, 2011
Chicago Reader
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By the end of the film, you'll be searching out the work of Judy Chicago, Sheila de Bretteville, Faith Ringgold, Miranda July and the Guerrilla Girls, among many others.

Full Review… | August 25, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's both enlightening and a bit messy, but then history is always messy.

Full Review… | August 19, 2011
Detroit News
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An astute mix of interviews with artists, critics and experts on the movement.

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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It's affecting, and the tone, which is polemical, is also rueful and realistic.

Full Review… | June 14, 2011
Boston Globe
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We weren't all there watching the struggle take place, and a more clearly stated thesis or a simple delineation of cause and effect could have gone a long way.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for !Women Art Revolution

A fabulous introduction to a number of female artists that I had never been exposed to. It was a tremendous educational opportunity as well as a great film. I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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This enlightening documentary about the feminist art movement has plenty of brains and heart, I only wish it had a little more bite.

Gordon Briggs
Gordon Briggs

A fairly standard doc about an important movement. The footage is informative and insightful, it's just hard to fit so much into one 83 minute film. In the end, !W.A.R. feels more like a trailer enticing you to discover the artists presented within it, among the countless others, for yourself.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

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