About We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite/Judy Chicago & the California Girls

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We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite (2014)
Directed by Kate Kunath and Sasha Wortzel
Judy Chicago & the California Girls (1971) Directed by Judith Dancoff

In 1962, Mackie Harris founded a gay bar for his Brooklyn community in a highly charged climate of the civil rights movement. We Came to Sweat: the Legend of Starlite documents the impact of gentrification and displacement on the patrons of the Starlite, in a portrait of the living history of the LGBTQ community.

At the height of the 1970's women's movement, on the cusp of revolutionary change, American artist Judy Chicago began a unique experiment: to train only young women artists in an all-woman art program at Fresno State College. The film documents this first all-woman art program, in a compelling and candid portrait of a country and culture in the midst of great social change. (2K DCP/16mm presentation)

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