Indie film haven Documentary Club is arranging screenings of four documentaries about women whose movements have inspired and influenced changes in societal norms—Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, The Punk Singer, The Hunting Ground and Iris.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City follows the life of Jane Jacobs, a visionary activist and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, who fought to preserve urban communities from destructive developmental projects.
The Punk Singer focuses on the life of activist, musician and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot grrrl” movement in the ’90s.
The Hunting Ground tracks the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States and—what its creators say—the failure of school administrations to deal with the issue adequately.
Iris centers around nonagenarian American interior designer and style icon, Iris Apfel, who is still “killing it” in the fashion industry.
See the full program here.