your note to FEMINIST.COM,
I suggest that you look at past
issues of Ms.
Magazine. On several occasions
they have done stories on "a
feminist in a video store."
It's hard to pinpoint what exactly
a "feminist film" is given that
feminists don't all think alike.
To get a more accurate response
you might want to reverse the
question--what films aren't
anti-feminist? In looking for
feminist films, some things
you might want to consider are:
strong characters and characters--both
male and female--that don't
fall into gender stereotypes
of passive and dominating. I'm
not a huge movie buff, but I
do have a few suggestions -
"Antonia's Line"; "Eve's Bayou";
"Thelma and Louise"; "The Associate";
Note-I would highly recommend
of Maryland's website to
get feminist "readings" of current
films. I can also recommend
Marleen Gorris's controversial
Dutch film from 1981 "A Question of Silence"
as a quintessential feminist