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Town Bloody Hall (1979)

Infamously macho author Norman Mailer shares a 1971 NYC panel with an audience of intellectual women and famous feminists receiving a lively critique revealing the sophisticated political, literary discourse of early Women's Lib movement.

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Germaine Greer (book), Jill Johnston (book) | 2 more credits »
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Norman Mailer ... Self
Germaine Greer Germaine Greer ... Self
Diana Trilling Diana Trilling ... Self
Jacqueline Ceballos Jacqueline Ceballos ... Self
Jill Johnston Jill Johnston ... Self
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The infamously macho American author shares a 1971 New York City panel with a group of famous feminists and responds as well to a lively critique from other intellectual women in the audience, in this time capsule of what a sophisticated political and literary public discussion was like in the early days of Women's Liberation. Written by Lawrence Chadbourne

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A Dialogue on Women's Liberation

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #1,039. See more »

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Feminism - now and then
22 March 2002 | by chamaliaSee all my reviews

I'm in my early twenties - so Norman Mailer, Susan Sontag and Germaine Greer were mostly famous names to me. After stumbling across this documentary on tv I got hooked though. Seeing highly intelligent people debating is almost always entertaining, and there are many fantastic moments in this documentary. The arguments and the characters are marked by their time (the debate takes place in 1971), but it paints an interesting picture of the different aspects of the gender debate in that period. Seeing the documentary today is an excellent way of getting a perspective on the feminist debate today and comparing.


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English

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3 April 1979 (USA) See more »

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A Dialogue on Women's Liberation See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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