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New Documentary by Lynn Hershman Leeson Explores the Feminist Art Movement

NEW YORK, NY.- Artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leesonʼs documentary is more than four decades in the making. !Women Art Revolution (!W.A.R.) draws from hundreds of hours of in-the moment interviews with her contemporaries—visionary artists, historians, curators and critics—to present an intimate portrayal of their fight to break down barriers facing women both in the art world and society at large. The film features an original score composed by Carrie Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney. In conjunction with the film, legendary artist Spain has illustrated a 100-page graphic novel depicting selected highlights of the !WAR history; the graphic novel includes a 57-page curriculum guide to accompany the film. In the 1960s, the Feminist Art Movement emerged to politicize female artists and challenge complexities of gender, race, class and sexuality. Through interviews with her