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Join us for a special screening of Johanna Demetrakas' documentary film, Right Out of History, followed by a discussion between Judy Chicago and former participants in The Dinner Party, Diane Gelon, Kate Amend, and Juliet Myers.

Doors open at 1:30 PM. Event begins promptly at 2:00 PM.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

About the film: For five years, feminist artist Judy Chicago worked with a community of four hundred other artists, craftspeople and researchers to create The Dinner Party, a monumental tribute to women of spirit and accomplishment throughout the ages — women whose names have been banished “right out of history”. For over four of those five years, filmmaker Johanna Demetrakas followed the progress of The Dinner Party, recording for posterity the alternately painstaking and exhilarating process of creating this work of unprecedented. Right Out of History reveals the behind-the-scenes drama of this enormous undertaking — the meticulous research, the technical problems and financial pressures, and the amount of sheer physical labor involved in creating a symbolic history of women’s achievements. Judy Chicago commented that Right Out of History “is a unique document … the only record of a contemporary working community of artists, a community which provides insights into the ateliers, workshops and guilds of the past … it is the only record of a community of primarily women trying to transform their experience into a work of art.”

Directed and edited by Johanna Demetrakas. 

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