March 28, 2010 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


who_posterA 2nd chance to be part of this event!

About 60 women gathered at ArtRage last Thursday night for this screening and discussion around women and art. The time we spent talking afterward left most of us feeling inspired, angry, committed and generally energized. So much so that, after word got out about how great it was, we were asked to screen the film again for those who couldn’t make Thursday night; who didn’t get to see the whole film and/or stay for the discussion; and for those who want to see it again and bring friends! So, here’s your 2nd chance!

WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS? is a feature documentary directed by Pamela Tanner Boll and co-directed and edited by Nancy C. Kennedy from the producing team, that won an Academy Award for Born Into Brothels. It is a film that examines some of the most pressing issues of our time: parenting and work, partnering and independence, economics and art. The film follows five women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges of making work outside the elite art world. From Hawaii’s Big Island to the suburbs of Ohio, from New York City to the deserts of New Mexico, we watch as these women—ranging in age from 27 to 65—fight to honor their vision and their families every day.

In a half-changed world, women often feel they need to choose: mothering or working? Your children’s well-being or your own? Who Does She Think She Is?, features five fierce women who refuse to choose. Through their lives, we explore some of the most problematic intersections of our time: mothering and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art.  The film invites us to consider both ancient legacies of women worshipped as cultural muses and more modern times when most people cannot even name a handful of female artists.

Interviews with experts like Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art-Brooklyn Museum) and the Guerrilla Girls add a cultural context for these women’s uplifting journeys. It is not accolades they seek; it’s simply the radical opportunity to live whole.

The documentary is a FREE  event that is open to the public and runs for 82 minutes. A round table discussion with local women artists will follow. Watch the trailer at www.whodoesshethinksheis.net