The Heretics

Directed by Joan Braderman


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joan Braderman will not be able to attend.

2009, U.S.
In celebration of Women Make Movies' 40th anniversary, ArtsEmerson screens award-winning New England video artist and Hampshire College Professor Joan Braderman's documentary The Heretics. Tracing the influence of the Women's Movement's Second Wave on art and life, Braderman tells the exhilarating inside story of the New York feminist art collective that produced Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics (1977-92). Charting the collective's challenges to gender and power, and its history as a microcosm of the period's broader transformations, The Heretics goes on the road from New Mexico to Italy, reconnecting with 28 other group members, including writer/critic Lucy Lippard, architect Susanna Torre, filmmaker Su Friedrich, and artists Ida Applebroog, Mary Miss, Miriam Schapiro, and Cecilia Vicuña. Still funny, smart and sexy, the geographically dispersed participants revisit how and why they came together to explore women's art and demand the right to be heard.

"Upbeat and affirmative... The stories these women tell envision a radically different moment in art-world history, one in which questions of career and market are barely mentioned, and philosophical arguments are firmly grounded in street-level politics." - Ed Halter, ARTFORUM

The Heretics

The Heretics

The Heretics

March 23 @ 8:15pm

Bright Family Screening Room



$10. $7.50 for Members and Seniors. $5 for Students. Emerson Students Free.



Running Time:

95 minutes


Color, Digital Video