Forty years in the making, Hershman Leesons doc remembers when women were summarily ignored in major exhibitions and by galleries; the film travels slowly through the years with some of its interviewees, who appear at various times in their careers, both looking forward and looking back. Its also a story that any contemporary female artist might still learn from, though the ideological trend seems to be going a different way: These are strong, vocal, angry women who literally fought for the right to express themselves as they saw fit and be accepted. Hershman Leesons message? Dont forsake them.
!Women Art Revolution opens today for a weeks run at the Denver FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue. Admission is $9.75; go to www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456.
June 24-30, 2011