Who Does She Think She Is?
"A nuanced look at the sacrifices and challenges facing female artists who become mothers."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Nothing short of a treasure...portraits of women with resilience."
THE HUFFINGTON POST
"Exposes the enduring sexism that continues to permeate the art world."
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Subjects: Art, Documentary, Gender Studies
Who Does She Think She Is?, a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within. The film considers an era when women were revered as cultural muses, and the modern era when most people are unable to name a handful of female artists. Tanner Boll s energetic camera documents actual work, giving us a feel for the creative process. In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture. Can women follow their artistic instincts and still function as wives and mothers? Pamela Tanner Boll s articulate documentary answers that question with a qualified Yes. V.A. MUSETTO, The New York Post Includes interviews with experts; Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade), The Guerrilla Girls, Maura Reilly (Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum) and Leonard Shlain (The Alphabet vs. The Goddess).