Artists' Television Access



Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am, $5-

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Senorita Extraviada dir. by Lourdes Portillo (
at Artists’ Television Access (992 Valencia St. at 21st, 415-824-3890)


$10 sliding scale
Senorita Extraviada (Missing Young Woman) tells the story of the over 370
kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juarez, Mexico. The murders
first came to light in 1993 and young women continue to “disappear” to this
day without any hope of bringing the perpetrators to justice. Who are these
women from all walks of life and why are they getting murdered so brutally?

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Place Your Politics (The Documentary Show) (film/video)
at Artists’ Television Access (992 Valencia St. at 21st, 415-824-3890)


$10 sliding scale
Place Your Politics is a series of documentaries that are by nature
political and skillfully personal. They are portraits of real people in
real places; Hawaii, Brazil, Hunters Point, and inside the Capital
punishment system. Watch out, the indigenous, queers, sisterz, and
incarcerated are acting up again and we support them. Featuring work by
Justina and Wendy Cross, Alexa Inkeles, Laurie Koh, and Lisa Mastramico.


About LadyFest Bay Area & What to Expect At L.F.B.A. 2004:

Inspired by the phenomenal success of Ladyfest Bay Area 2002, LFBA 2004 volunteers decided it was time for another San Francisco-based event. The original Ladyfest was started in Olympia, WA in 2000, and since then Ladyfests have blossomed into a worldwide phenomena, spanning four continents.

Ladyfest Bay Area offers workshops, live music and spoken word shows, opportunities to sell handmade crafts and zines, film screenings, spoken word events, and much, much more. It is a festival in the DIY, or Do It Yourself spirit- it is not sponsored by corporations, the workshops don’t require expensive materials, and the bands are there because they support Ladyfest’s feminist, activist and artistic ideals. We’re committed to keeping the costs of the events low (The average of 2002’s Ladyfest was

$5) so everybody interested has access. All genders are welcome.

Workshops have ranged from zine-making, self-defense, anti-Racist feminism, sexuality, creating your own cable access show, to screen- printing, independent publishing, DIY travel, better body image, media and the Middle East, and transgender youth.

Photography, mixed media, paintings, drawings, sculpture, comic and zine art and more will be part of Ladyfest’s art program, while everyone from hip-hop to spoken word artists to indie rockers to poets and will appear on the Ladyfest stage.

Film programs typically include everything from politically-involved documentaries to experimental shorts. Examples of past offerings are Re-Framing 9/11: Women’s Art and Activism and Development And Displacemen and Re-Envisioning Sex: Women and Transmen Make Porn.

Last but not least, Ladyfest will hold a bazaar in which crafts, zines, homemade clothing and other DIY products will be sold, giving sellers a showcase for their work and buyers an opportunity to support them.

In one festival day, a person could see an art gallery showing of local women artists, attend a workshop on fighting body fascism, watch a documentaru film, learn to knit, and then round off the night with an indie-rock band. What is so unique about Ladyfest is not simply that we offer these lady-friendly events, but that we bring them all together so that an individual can pick and choose what interests them- and with the vast amount of opportunities, there is bound to be something. People come together to hear music, see art, learn in workshops and hear the voices of women and people who are ignored in the mainstream media- Ladyfest is a truly unique event!


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