1974 | 47 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99428
WOMANHOUSE is an historic documentary about one of the most important feminist cultural events of the 1970s. Judy Chicago (best-known as the creator of THE DINNER PARTY) and Miriam Shapiro rented an old Hollywood mansion and altered its interior through decor and set-pieces to "search out and reveal the female experience...the dreams and fantasies of women as they sewed, cooked, washed and ironed away their lives." WOMANHOUSE is a fascinating historical look at feminism, its reception in the 1970s, and the ever-important relationship between art and social change.
"The most potent film document I've yet seen on being female."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Whitney Museum
- Venice Biennale
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Filmmaker and director Johanna Demetrakas has directed episodes of many television series including L.A. Law and Orde and Doogie Howser, M.D. She has also made award-winning film OUT OF LINE, starring Jennifer Beals, and the short film Homesick. She is also known for her award-winning documentaries and iconic feminist art films such as WOMANHOUSE and RIGHT OUT OF HISTORY. Most recently, Demetrakas directed a documentary focused on the arrival of Buddhism to the U.S. in the 70’s entitled CRAZY WISDOM. Demetrakas currently teaches cinematic arts at the University of Southern California. (8/14)