Women's Studies

3 Faces

3 Faces

Director: Jafar Panahi
Year: 2019

Filmmaker Jafar Panahi and actress Behnaz Jafari travel to the rural northwest of Iran after receiving a plea for help from a girl whose family has forbid her from studying acting in Tehran. Amusing encounters abound, but they soon discover that the...

3 Faces

52 Tuesdays

52 Tuesdays

Director: Sophie Hyde
Year: 2013

A teenage girl's coming of age told as her mother begins his gender transition.

52 Tuesdays

Absolutely Safe

Absolutely Safe

Director: Carol Ciancutti-Leyva
Year: 2009

In the quest to meet an ever-higher standard of physical beauty, many women choose breast implants without knowing the potential health risks. Absolutely Safe chronicles four women's stories and the need for informed consent.

Absolutely Safe

Afghan Star

Afghan Star

Director: Havana Marking
Year: 2009

In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American...

Afghan Star

American Grindhouse

American Grindhouse

Director: Elijah Drenner
Year: 2010

AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE explores the history of exploitation films. From the early “Nudie Cuties” to the Blaxploitation boom in the 70s,AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE boasts interviews with film critics Herschell Gordon Lewis, Joe Dante, Larry Cohen,...

American Grindhouse

Ballets Russes

Ballets Russes

Director: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
Year: 2005

Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashioned a dazzlingly entrancing ode to the revolutionary twentieth-century dance troupe known as the Ballets Russes. What began as a group of Russian...

Ballets Russes

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Director: Pamela B. Green
Year: 2019

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to...

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid

Director: Jennifer Venditti
Year: 2007

Jennifer Venditti's award-winning documentary is a provocative coming-of-age story—an odyssey into the soul of an American teenager. Following fifteen-year-old Billy as he bicycles through the quiet streets of small town Maine, we watch him...

Billy the Kid

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Director: Alexandra Dean
Year: 2017

Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy Lamarr speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy t...

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Director: Catherine Gund
Year: 2014

Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb's edict that anything too safe is not action, these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human...

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Call Her Applebroog

Call Her Applebroog

Director: Beth B
Year: 2016

This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B (Exposed). Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog...

Call Her Applebroog

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Director: Angelina Maccarone
Year: 2011

THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and photographers Peter Lindbergh and Juergen Teller, revealing the personality and...

Charlotte Rampling: The Look

CodeGirl

CodeGirl

Director: Lesley Chilcott
Year: 2015

Join high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration in this thrilling, heartfelt documentary.

CodeGirl

Daughters of Dolma

Daughters of Dolma

Year: 2013

DAUGHTERS OF DOLMA takes viewers on a journey revealing a distinctively female experience of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. The documentary reveals how gender and modernity are molding contemporary spiritual practices in Nepal.

Daughters of Dolma

Derrida

Derrida

Director: Amy Ziering Kofman, Kirby Dick
Year: 2002

One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and father of “deconstruction” Jacques Derrida has single-handedly altered the way we look at history, language, art and film. In the spirit of...

Derrida

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

Director: Martin Östberg, Elin Magnusson, Sara Kaaman, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Nelli, Andreas, Åsa Sandzén, Pella Kågerman, Tora Mårtens, Wolfe Madam, Jennifer Rainsford, Universal Pussy, Joanna Rytel, Ingrid Ryberg
Year: 2009

Dirty Diaries is a collection of twelve short pornographic films created by a group of feminist filmmakers in Sweden. The series of shorts is intended as a feminist response to traditional pornography -- porn films made by women to explore and...

Dirty Diaries: 12 Shorts of Feminist Porn

Divan

Divan

Director: Pearl Gluck
Year: 2003

Divan

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Director: Petra Volpe

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote....

The Divine Order

Don't Call Me Son

Don't Call Me Son

Director: Anna Muylaert
Year: 2016

Tall, dark, androgynously handsome, Pierre wears eyeliner and a black lace g-string, while having sex with both boys and girls. The confusion only goes deeper when the teenager’s single, working-class mom is arrested for having stolen him (and...

Don't Call Me Son

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

Director: Marcie Begleiter
Year: 2016

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long...

Eva Hesse

Examined Life

Examined Life

Director: Astra Taylor
Year: 2008

In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.

Examined Life

Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

Fatima

Fear No Fruit

Fear No Fruit

Director: Mark Brian Smith
Year: 2015

Fear No Fruit chronicles Frieda Caplan's rise from being the first woman entrepreneur on the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market in the 1960s, to transforming American cuisine by introducing over 200 exotic fruits and vegetables to U.S....

Fear No Fruit

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Director: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
Year: 2013

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing...

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Year: 2014

The first Vampire Western ever made in the Farsi language, Ana Lily Amirpour's debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror...

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Hannah Arendt

Hannah Arendt

Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Year: 2012

Hannah Arendt

How to be a Woman

How to be a Woman

Director: (various)
Year: 1955

As the daughters of the baby-boom reached adolescence, American schools struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. This fascinating collection contains films on wide-ranging topics as such as the reproductive system,...

How to be a Woman

Human

Human

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Year: 2016

Using testimonies and aerial images, filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand confronts the realities and diversity of human conditions.

Human

I Remember Me

I Remember Me

Director: Kim A. Snyder
Year: 2000

I Remember Me

In The Image

In The Image

Director: Emmy Scharlatt, Judith Montell
Year: 2014

Palestinian women volunteers are given video cameras and record the brutality and human rights violations by Israelis that are a part of their daily lives.

In The Image

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