She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Lesbian & Gay Film Fest

This year’s L&G film festival is screening two movies about lesbians, both artists.

Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson
When: October 12th at 5pm
Where: Northwest Film Forum
Cost: $5; buy tickets here

Every family has its secrets. The mysterious life of Edith Lake Wilkinson might still be only whispered about if not for the curiosity of her great-niece, Jane Anderson. In 1924, Edith was suddenly institutionalized by an embezzling family attorney, and not until the ’60s was a startling discovery made of her luminous paintings in long-abandoned trunks. Surrounded by these paintings growing up, and with Edith’s influence clear in her own artwork, Anderson is moved to piece together a life unknown. A rich and textured picture of Edith’s early life emerges: lesbian, artist, and brilliant innovator of “white line” printmaking while a member of the Provincetown art colony.

Welcome To This House
When: October 15th at 5pm
Where: Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave
Cost: $5; buy tickets here

Elizabeth Bishop was a highly revered American poet (1949–50 poet laureate and winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize), but due to the homophobic mores of her day, she lived a closeted life. Award-winning experimental film director Barbara Hammer uniquely frames this documentary, visiting the homes Bishop cherished from New England to Brazil, where she shared a fiery romantic relationship with Lota de Macedo Soares. Over lush and innovative cinematography, Bishop’s poetry is read, and the film moves fluidly between interviews with friends, fellow poets, and scholars while seeking the “missing documents” of her private, intimate life and loves.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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