!Women Art Revolution is a film by Lynn Hershman Leeson that traces the creation of the Feminist Art Movement from its very beginnings in the 1970s to the present day. It’s been selected to the Toronto Film Festival documentary lineup and will have its international premiere on September 12.
But you don’t have to travel to Toronto or wait until the doc is released to take advantage of the filmmaker’s groundbreaking work. Stanford University is hosting the complete !WAR interviews, online and available to all.
Among the many artists profiled you can watch video of Judy Chicago, Yvonne Rainer, the Guerrilla Girls, and Marcia Tucker. The archive also includes transcripts and biographies of the artists profiled in the film—an invaluable resource about the history of art, feminism, and political movements of the 20th century.
In these conversations it’s possible to see the great impact these women made on our artistic and political history, when those two elements became one and fed each other. You also begin to realize how largely unacknowledged their contribution has been. Now Lynn Hershman Leeson’s fill can change all that.
Watch the trailer for !Women, Art, Revolution: A (Formerly!) Secret History: