Lynn Hershman’s 40 years in the making docu which I missed at TIFF this year, has not only been acquired by Zeitgeist Films and is set with a June release date, but !Women Art Revolution will have a further festival date in the U.S premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The mention of this being at Sundance is good news, because it may also confirm this Sundance forecast of mine, that Miranda July who is among the artists featured in this doc film, will undoubtably premiere her sophomore film, The Future.
Gist: A treasure trove of material waiting to see the light, Hershman Leeson’s film draws from hundreds of hours of in-the-moment interviews with her contemporaries—visionary artists, historians, curators and critics—and presents an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large.
Worth Noting: Along with July, we find artist Shirin Neshat – who made her feature debut last year with the Venice-winning Women Without Men.
Do We Care?: With TIFF being a behemoth-sized festival we often pass up on tons of docu offerings programmed by Thom Powers. This is one we don’t want to wait to see next June.