My Name is Andrea

Showings

Brattle Theatre Sat, Nov 5 6:30 PM
Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
Film Info
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Director(s):Pratibha Parmar
Producer(s):Shaheen Haq
Country:United States
Year:2022
Language:English
Running Time:91 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Premiere
Topic:Activism
American Jewish Life
Arts/Culture/Literature
Films by Women
Politics
Women
Cast:Andrea Dworkin
Amandla Stenberg
Soko
Andrea Riseborough
Ashley Judd
Christine Lahti

Description

Andrea Dworkin was a controversial, often misunderstood radical feminist and public intellectual who predated #MeToo by decades. Author of 13 books, Dworkin called out male supremacy and rape culture and their effect on women’s lives. A survivor of rape, and abuse in her marriage, Dworkin used her voice, pain, and prophetic genius to fight for women’s rights, civil rights, and the rights of the marginalized and brutalized. My Name is Andrea presents Dworkin in her own words and in all her complexity, through rare archival footage and performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti. 

 

Followed by a conversation with Writer/Director Pratibha Parmar via Zoom, moderated by Betsy More, Director of Programs at the Jewish Women's Archive .

 

Sponsored by Jewish Womens Archive

 

Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series.

 

Film contains adult content