Sundance, !Women Art Revolution and Who Does She Think She Is?

!Women Art Revolution

I’ve been at The Sundance Film Festival all week and just had an interesting experience.  My very good friend, Geralyn White Dreyfous, with whom I have partnered on producing several films—Connected,  Born into Brothels, Life on the Edge—is producing a new film,  !Women Art Revolution, by Lynn Hershman Leeson which is playing at Sundance.  Geralyn told me that after the question and answer for !Women Art Revolution, one of the audience members came to tell her that she should meet with the Director of Who Does She Think She Is? as “their outreach was so wide and successful.”  She also told Geralyn that she had hosted a fifty person House Party viewing of Who Does She Think She Is?

I love this story.  It is the story of connection, of passion and creativity.  This new film, !Women Art Revolution, gives us the history of the invisibility of women’s art.  I cannot wait to see it! (For more info about the film, click here.)   And, evidently it will be playing all over the country soon.  But, what is heartening to me, too, is that people who have seen our film and found Who Does She Think She Is? important, are connecting with the Producers of this new film. Even though we have struggled with getting our film into the typical distribution channels and larger film festivals, thanks to our fans we have still been able to get the word out about our film and it’s important message.   Through our website, Youtube, and Facebook, we have connected with an audience that is still growing and continuing to tell others about our film.

Viva la internet.  Viva la blogging world.  Thanks to all of you!

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2 Responses to “Sundance, !Women Art Revolution and Who Does She Think She Is?”

  1. I can’t thank all the people who were part of the making of !Woman Art Revolution enough for letting a wider audience know what artists who are women have known for a very long time. The film gave me hope for change, a valuable gift.
    The woman who asked the question at the Q & A is the president of the Park City Professional Artists Associtation, Gincy Plummer. I am also a member of PCPAA. When I stumbled apon the film “Who Does She Think She Is?” about a year ago I knew we had to bring it to the attention of the larger artists’ community and the general public so I told Gincy about it and we were able to show it to a group of local artists.
    Artist who are women like myself can find hope in the idea that we are a sisterhood.
    Gincy and I are currently trying to get our local film series to show the film here in Park City.
    Thank you for all you do.

    • Pamela Tanner Boll Says:

      Hello Anita (and Gincy):

      Thanks for writing. I do think that despite forty years of changes for women, that it remains harder for a woman to be taken seriously in the art world. It also seems that women in some other fields have fared better. The statistics for women entering Law school, Medicine and even four year college are stronger than they were in the past.

      So, what gives? My feeling is that, despite the recent changes in the status of women that we still value the male and the male way of working–which leaves out care of the children, care of the elders and privileges a single-minded focus on the work. Is this so good? I don’t think so, in that it leaves out the viewpoint of half of humanity.

      We would love to have WHO DOES She THINK SHE IS? play in your local film series. Check out our Press Section for reviews and publicity!

      Let us know if you need any help bringing it to your community.
      Thanks, Pamela

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