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Film and Media Studies Program

Filmmaker Irene Lusztig to visit USC

Screening and Dialog

Join us for a screening of Irene Lusztig’s new film, Yours In Sisterhood at the Nickelodeon Theater on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:30 PM. Yours In Sisterhood is a collective portrait of feminist conversation now and forty years ago. Using letters written to MS Magazine in the 1970s, Lusztig staged readings of them across the United States.

 From 2015 to 2017, a filmmaking team traveled across the United States speaking with women from all walks of American life. Each interviewee was given a letter from the 1970s, written to the editor of Ms. Magazine, the country’s first feminist magazine, and then was allowed to respond. A striking comparison between 1970s and 2010s feminism and culture emerges, giving a new look at the old slogan, “the personal is political.” As Lusztig explains: "This project is about conversation, about making new connections across time and space, and about thinking of new and more inclusive ways for us to listen to each other–onscreen, online, and in person at screening events. Feminists have always understood that speaking up, listening carefully, and making space for others to speak is the most powerful way to start to build real change."

 You’re invited to meet Irene Lusztig in one of these classes to learn more about her perspective on filmmaking and Yours In Sisterhood; just drop by: 

Monday   4:40 – 5:30 PM Media Culture Calcott 011
Tuesday  11:40 AM - 12:50 PM Documentary Film McMaster 341
Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 PM History of Experimental Film Gambrell 129


Irene Lusztig’s visit to USC is part of the School of Visual Art and Design’s Visiting Artist/Scholar Series for 2018-2019. The Film and Media Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are co-sponsors.


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