The Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, New Mexico is having a viewing of the film “Feminists: What Were They Thinking” a Netflix original. This event is presented by the National Organization for Women (NOW). NOW is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1966 in the United States. As a result of the government’s lack of enforcing anti-discrimination laws, NOW wanted to mobilize women towards advocating for their equality and freedom of choice.
The 86-minute documentary has interviews from women who grew up in the early feminist movement. That movement was captured forever by photographs taken in 1977 and bound in a book. The photo-book “Emergence” was created by Cynthia MacAdams. Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and Judy Chicago are some of the women featured in the film.
These influential women discuss things ranging from the expectations set during their childhood, to developing their own definition of self. Each woman interviewed revisits their photo taken in 1977, and reflect on their lives at that moment in time. Topics range from abortion, self-identity, feminist awakening, and the continued need for change. This Johanna Demetrakas film is provocative and inspirational, illuminating current culture and events.
You can buy tickets to the event at the Center of Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM by clicking this link and view the information below. You can also watch the film on your own time if you subscribe to Netflix.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Center for Contemporary Arts: The Screen
1600 Saint Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM, 87505 United States