Program Type:African American Interest, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Movies, Women’s Interest
Age Group:Teens (Ages 11+) , Adults , All
Come catch a movie at the Linthicum Library!
For Women History's Month, we'll be screening some incredible films created by women.
It Happens to Us (1972, 33 min)
Released one year before Roe v. Wade, this documentary talks to women of varying ages and backgrounds about the decision to terminate a pregnancy, having agency over their bodies, and information about the various procedures. Taking a look at life before legalized abortion, in the current aftermath of its reversal, is a must.
Illusions (1982, 38 min)
A short film written and directed by Julie Dash, the first African American woman to have a film receive theatrical wide release in the United States. Illusions follows two African American women and their reckoning with the illusions Hollywood shows the public as reality during wartime in the 1940's and their places in the predominately white film industry.