Feminist art movement documentary plays the Ross

Image from the documentary "!Women Art Revolution."
Image from the documentary "!Women Art Revolution."

The documentary examining the history of the feminist art movement "!Women Art Revolution" opens today at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The documentary shows through Oct. 13.

"!Women Art Revolution" delves into the under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. The documentary starts at the movement's roots in the antiwar and civil rights protests of the 1960s, then into the major developments in women's art through the 1970s. The film explores how the tenacity and courage of the pioneering artists resulted in what is now widely regarded as the most significant art movement of the late 20th century.

"!Women Art Revolution" features Miranda July, The Guerilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, Yoko Ono, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, B. Ruby Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Schapiro and Marcia Tucker

The film is directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson and features a score by Carrie Brownstein.

For more information, go to http://www.theross.org or call 402-472-5353.