She's Beautiful When She's Angry

December 4, 2014 10:51 PM

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It was a foggy day in San Francisco when a friend suggested I tag along to a private screening of a new film by a documentary maker I'd never heard of, Mary Lore. The subject: the birth of modern feminism. I was just exiting jet lag, an old friend was royally pissed at me because I'd screwed up a dinner invitation, and my bank had just blocked my main credit card. What better to do than go watch a movie I supposed would smack me with guilt over all the historic abuses we white men have inflicted on women for the last half century?

Ten minutes into She's Beautiful When She's Angry I was transfixed. Funny, poignant and fast-moving but most of all open-hearted and smart, this visually intense 90 minutes brought back the sounds, scenes and voices that had made it so exciting to be alive during the years of hope, dreams and passio...

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