Artists' Television Access

ATA @ SFPL: The Willmar Eight & Janie’s Janie (screening at Noe Valley Library)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

As part of HERstory, celebration of Women’s History Month, honoring the contributions of women and the unique experience of being female today, ATA has teamed up with SFPL to present the following films (16mm):

The Willmar Eight (1981)

The documentary The Willmar 8 (1981, 16 mm) screens as part of the Library’s HERStory programming in March. When eight bank employees picketed their employer in small town Minnesota, an important chapter for women’s rights began. Oscar-winning actress, director, and one-time blacklistee Lee Grant tells the remarkable story of a band of women who embarked on the longest bank strike in American history in protest of gender discrimination.

Janie’s Janie (B/W, 1971, 28 min.)
Documentary following one woman’s journey to self-determination. Janie is a White working-class welfare mother who divorces her jealous husband and becomes active in politics.

Noe Valley Library,
451 Jersey Street, San Francisco

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