Yours In Sisterhood

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:30pm

Irene Lusztig / 2018 / 101 min

co-presented with Women Make Movies

Yours In Sisterhood is a performative, participatory documentary inspired by the breadth and complexity of letters that were sent in the 1970s to the editor of Ms. – America's first mainstream feminist magazine. The film documents hundreds of strangers from around the U.S. who were invited to read aloud and respond to these letters written by women, men and children from diverse backgrounds. Collectively, the letters feel like an encyclopedia of both the 70s and the women's movement – an almost literal invocation of the second-wave feminist slogan "the personal is political." The intimate, provocative, and sometimes heartbreaking conversations that emerge from these performances invite viewers to think about the past, present, and future of feminism.

Post-Screening Q&A

Irene Lusztig (Director), who will join us via a live video chat, is a filmmaker, visual artist, archival researcher, and amateur seamstress. Much of her current work is centered on public feminism, language, and histories of women and women’s bodies, including her debut feature Reconstruction (2001), the feature length archival film essay The Motherhood Archives (2013), and the ongoing web-based Worry Box Project (2011). Her work has been screened around the world, including at the Berlinale, MoMA, IDFA Amsterdam, RIDM Montréal, and on television in the US, Europe, and Taiwan. She has received grants from LEF Foundation and New York State Council for the Arts to name a few, and has been awarded fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Flaherty Film Seminar, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Harvard’s Film Study Center. She is the 2016-17 recipient of a Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship in Portugal. She teaches filmmaking at UC Santa Cruz and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Katrina Montgomery (Letter Reader) is a native New Yorker by way of the Bronx. She is the director of Get Away for a Day with Allyshia Renay, a local travel show that airs Thursday evenings on Bronxnet. As an aspiring film director, she hopes to create and bring more stories to the small and big screen.


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This event is part of the Summer 2018 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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