Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been documenting the mavericks of this woefully underexplored movement for more than forty years. The result is a stunningly intimate and inspiring portrait of their struggles to break down barriers both in the art world and society at large. Features work by and interviews with Miranda July, The Guerrilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, B. Ruby Rich, Hannah Wilke, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono, Marcia Tucker and other groundbreaking art world figures.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE DEFINITIVE DOC ON FEMINIST ART: ZEITGEIST BOWS !WAR !Women Art Revolution ON DVD/DIGITAL MARCH 20TH
New York (February 8, 2012) Zeitgeist Films is proud to announce the home media/digital release of !WAR !Women Art Revolution. A critically acclaimed 2011 national theatrical release, this entertaining and revelatory secret history of Feminist Art deftly illuminates the most significant art movement of the late 20th centurythrough conversations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics.
Zeitgeists DVD edition of !WAR streets on March 20, 2012, day and date with iTunes and Netflix Instant. For sale in the U.S. and Canada only, with an SRP of $29.99.
Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson (director of Conceiving Ada, Strange Culture and Teknolust, all starring Oscar Winner Tilda Swinton) has been documenting the mavericks of this woefully underexplored movement for more than forty years. The result is a stunningly intimate and inspiring portrait of their struggles to break down barriers both in the art world and society at large.
Featuring a rousing rock score by Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag; now starring the hit IFC sketch comedy Portlandia), !WAR features work by and interviews with Miranda July, The Guerrilla Girls, Yvonne Rainer, Judy Chicago, Marina Abramovic, B. Ruby Rich, Hannah Wilke, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Yoko Ono, Marcia Tucker and other groundbreaking art world figures.
Zeitgeists DVD Edition of !WAR features an HD transfer, enhanced for widescreen viewing and with English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. DVD Extras include a featurette on RAW/WAR, the films interactive companion piece and art installation (featured notably at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival); additional interviews with director Lynn Hershman Leeson, comic art Spain Rodriguez and philanthropist Elizabeth A. Sackler; and theatrical trailers.
!WAR !Women Art Revolution 2011 * 83 mins * USA * Color * English * 16:9 aspect ratio * Stereo Not Rated * Cat no. Z1139 * UPC 795975113939 * SRP $29.99
Celebrating more than 20 years as one of Americas preeminent independent distributors, New York-based Zeitgeist Films has built an impressively diverse catalogue of foreign, documentary and arthouse titles by such renowned directors as Todd Haynes, Jan Svankmajer, Peter Greenaway, Abbas Kiarostami, Guy Maddin, Kirby Dick, Atom Egoyan, Agnes Varda, Francois Ozon, Derek Jarman, Yvonne Rainer, Olivier Assayas, Philippe Garrel, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Carlos Saura and the Quay Brothers. Recent and upcoming releases: Elena, the thrilling new film noir from Cannes-winning Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return); The Salt of Life, Gianni Di Gregorios hilarious and bittersweet follow-up to his 2010 crowd-pleaser Mid-August Lunch; Bill Cunningham New York, the acclaimed documentary on eponymous legendary NY Times fashion photog. In August 2010, Zeitgeist became the exclusive home media distributor of KimStim, an eclectic Brooklyn- based arthouse label with a library of 50+ films from groundbreaking directors including Alain Resnais, Raul Ruiz, Andre Techine, Chantal Akerman, Francois Ozon, Laurent Cantet, Seijun Suzuki, Jafar Panahi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abbas Kiarostami and Otar Iosseliani.
Ms. Hershman Leesons fighting spirit is contagious. Rachel Saltz, The New York Times VIBRANT! History in !WAR unfolds through an astute mix of interviews with artists, critics and experts on the movement. Kevin Thomas, LA Times Whether performing in the streets or showing in their art how inequality works and feels, Leeson's women are our own; their voices are ESSENTIAL. Hilton Als, The New Yorker REVELATORY and in some ways troubling...affecting, rueful and realistic. Sebastian Smee, The Boston Globe FIERCELY SELF-AWARE! Guelda Voien, Ms. Magazine To see this seismic subculture memorialized with such an amazing trove of archival clips...you feel like you're bearing witness to A MONUMENTAL ACT OF RECLAMATION. David Fear, Time Out New York THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE documentary ever made on the feminist art movement!• Bust Magazine STUNNING! Shirley J Velasquez, Elle A TERRIFIC SAMPLER of underexposed feminist art! Logan Hill, New York Magazine AS ROUGH AND RAW as the revolutionary movement it depicts. Penelope Andrew, Huffington Post ENTERTAINING! Ann Landi, ARTnews OH, JUST STOP READING THIS AND SEE IT ALREADY! Jen Graves, The Stranger (Seattle) THESE WOMEN DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD, and this film finally lets them have their say. Mike Scott, New Orleans Times-Picayune
February 11, 2012, 11:12 am - PR