Stills from tonight’s screening of Helke Sander’s The All-Around Reduced Personality (1978) at YU in Portland as part of their two month Marianne Wex exhibition.
Born in 1937, Sander founded the Coalition for the Liberation of Women in 1968 and co-founded the women’s group Bread and Roses in 1972. The speech she delivered at a 1968 conference of Socialist German Students, which argued that the students’ movement reflected the sexism of its time, is widely credited as the spark that began the New German Women’s Movement. In 1974, Sander founded Frauen und Film, the first European feminist film journal. This, her first feature-length film, received the Prix de l’Âge d’Or at the Brussels Film Festival in 1978. Helke Sander is still active making films, writing, and teaching.
The screening is this evening at 7, and the exhibition is on show until December 15. Get ye!