It Happens to Us + The Woman's Film
DIRECTOR: AMALIE R. ROTHSCHILD / THE WOMEN'S CAUCUS—SAN FRANCISCO NEWSREEL
Introduced by J.T. Takagi. Q&A with Amalie Rothschild following the screening.
IT HAPPENS TO US
Amalie R. Rothschild / 1972 / 32 min / DCP
New 4K restoration courtesy of IndieCollect.
THE WOMAN'S FILM
Women's Caucus—San Francisco Newsreel / 1971 / 40 min / 16mm
An incredible document of the ferment of the women’s movement, The Woman’s Film was largely shot in consciousness-raising groups, where women from different walks of life came together to discuss their daily lives and develop solidarity around their growing understanding of the oppression they all faced. Screening with It Happens To Us, a plea for a woman’s right to choose released a year before Roe v Wade. Rothschild lays out the dire realities of illegal abortion, while interviewing women from a variety of backgrounds who made the choice to terminate a pregnancy.
Co-presented by Third World Newsreel, Celebrating 50 Years of Progressive Media; Films courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Total Runtime: 72 mins