Radical feminist Andrea Dworkin was a powerful voice in feminism in the 80s and 90s, willing to go on talk shows like The Donahue Show and articulate her ideas about women, men, pornography, and violence. In American culture, she became emblematic of “the angry feminist” stereotype. The new film, My Name is Andrea, revisits Dworkin’s life and writing and argues for a more expansive view of her work. In this conversation, host Suki Wessling speaks with film director Pratibha Parmar and local activist Ann Simonton about Dworkin and her affect on our culture. Simonton, who was a friend of Dworkin’s and serves on the Santa Cruz Committee for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, helped to bring the film to Santa Cruz. Parmar will attend the screening and speak about the film.
For more information:
- Watch My Name is Andrea at the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz, Tuesday, October 18 at 7 pm [tickets]
- Join the March for Women’s Rights at the County Courthouse, Thursday, October 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
- My Name is Andrea movie page
- The New Yorker’s review of My Name is Andrea
- My Name is Andrea IMDB
- Santa Cruz Committee for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW)