MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 100,974 this week

Operation Lysistrata (2006)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 18 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 1 critic

In January 2003, two women in New York City, Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower, thought to organize readings of the ancient Greek play by Aristophanes, Lysistrata, as a protest against the ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Operation Lysistrata (2006)

Operation Lysistrata (2006) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Operation Lysistrata.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Cheryl Black ...
Herself
Kathryn Blume ...
Herself
...
Herself
Meg A. Bucks ...
Meg A. Bucks (as Billionaires for Bush)
...
Herself
Robin Eublind ...
Robin Eublind (as Billionaires for Bush)
Mark Greene ...
Himself
...
Herself
...
Himself
Xavier Laret ...
Himself
Amanda Stephens Lee ...
Herself
...
Herself
...
Herself
Ellen McLaughlin ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

In January 2003, two women in New York City, Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower, thought to organize readings of the ancient Greek play by Aristophanes, Lysistrata, as a protest against the imminent preemptive war on Iraq. Originally conceived as a local event, however, over the course of a few weeks, word of the Lysistrata Project quickly gained momentum and became a worldwide happening for peace. On March 3, 2003 nearly 1,100 simultaneous productions of Lysistrata were performed in 59 countries around the globe. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

03/03/03, the theater world takes the stage against the war in Iraq

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 September 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Uniting Effort
15 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After studying the Aristophanian play, Lysistrata, for nearly a month, I can definitely say that the effects of this woman-led rebellion are felt. Operation Lysistrata takes us through a modern re-enactment of this rebellion for the sake of ending the war in Iraq. Operation Lysistrata takes the viewer through the "behind the scenes" aspect of the movement, and really gave me insight into the time and effort put into such an action. The documentary displayed a wide range of emotion, from comedic situations to more serious ones, showing the gravity of war and how society reacts to it. I have only one disappointment. The movie tended to focus more on the logistics of putting together such a movement rather than the actual movement itself, or the long-lasting effects of the movement. I was anxious to see more theatrical performances, re-invigorating the effect of Lysistrata's initial rebellion. Overall, the entertainment value of the documentary outweighs the negative aspects of the film. I recommend the film to anyone interested in ancient literature, protests, or anyone with some time to spare.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Viggo Mortensen in this film? anna_8146
A great film! facc0008
OPERATION LYSISTRATA TO SCREEN AT:The Amnesty International Human Rights michael-2330
Discuss Operation Lysistrata (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?