Joan Braderman

  • Report: The First Festival of Women’s Films

    The free woman is just being born; when she has won possession of herself perhaps Rimbaud’s prophecy will be fulfilled: "There shall be poets! When woman’s unmeasured bondage shall be broken, when she shall live for and through herself, man—hitherto detestable—having let her go, she too, will be poet! Woman will find her unknown! Will her ideational worlds be different from ours? She will come upon strange unfathomable, repellent, delightful things; we shall take them, we shall comprehend them.”
    —Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949

    THE FIRST FESTIVAL OF Women’s Films took place at the Fifth