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TOWN BLOODY HALL

USA, 1979 (MIFF 1980, Programme 62)

Director: Donn Alan Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus

Film record of an historic debate on women's liberation that took place at New York City's Town Hall in 1971. The participants Norman Mailer, author of "Prisoner of Sex"; Germaine Greer, author of The Female Eunuch"; literary critic Diana Trilling, Jill Johnston, journalist and lesbian spokeswoman, Jacqueline Ceballos, president of the feminist organisation "Now".

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