Women Take the Reel Film Festival

    LEFT ON PEARL will screen (as a work-in-progress) on March 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Conference Auditorium of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University as part of the city-wide Women Take the Reel Film Festival  celebrating Women's History Month.  This screening is also part of A Revolutionary Moment: Women's Liberation in the late 1960's and early 1970's, a conference sponsored by Boston University's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Program.  The director and producers of LEFT ON PEARL will join directors of some other recent feminist documentaries in a panel and roundtable discussion, How Film Told Our Story: Documenting Second-Wave Feminism Through Film,(click on Session 5) on Sat. March 29, 9:30 am, School of Theology (STH) Room B19, 745 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215.

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    The Film

    On March 6, 1971, International Women's Day marchers turned Left On Pearl and took over a Harvard University building at 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, declaring it a Women's Center.

    This action proved transformative for the participants and led to the founding of the longest continously operating community Women’s Center in the U.S. Left On Pearl recounts this little known but highly significant event in the history of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

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