SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS (MIFF 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Sisters with Transistors makes an explicit connection between the assumed ‘boys club’ nature of electronic music and the broader plight of feminism more generally explicit. All those catch phrases and keywords that have been tethered to the former since its conception – speaking up, being heard, making noise – are granted remarkable new meaning when tied so explicitly to the history of women in electronic music, and how broadly their place in that history has been denied.

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NO ORDINARY MAN – Review by Leslie Combemale

Billy Tipton was married 5 times, raising 3 adoptive sons, and none of them knew he was trans. This is not a pedantic, traditional, talking-heads kind of documentary. There are well-chosen and diverse artistic representatives offering a wide spectrum of the binary and non binary points of view, and they do so with candor and introspection. The result is sometimes heartbreaking, but also revelatory, life-affirming, and inspiring. No Ordinary Man is no ordinary documentary.

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THE WOMEN OF SUMMER – Review by Loren King

Suzanne Bauman’s 1985 documentary The Women of Summer is a revelation. The award-winning veteran director has crafted a lively, informative and important film about the landmark residential summer school program that brought hundreds of young working women, most toiling in the country’s textile mills, to the Bryn Mawr College campus from 1921 to 1938. This seminal documentary about women’s work in the labor movement is now readily available for audiences to experience

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