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Lipstick & Dynamite

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 21, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005, 8pm


Ruth Leitman in person!

Conversations at the Edge is delighted to present this special screening event with acclaimed documentary filmmaker and FVNM faculty member Ruth Leitman and the SAIC premiere of her celebrated documentary about “the Golden Gals of the Mat,” Lipstick & Dynamite. With the success of her former feature-length docs Wildwood, New Jersey and Alma, it is no surprise that her latest film about “the first ladies of wrestling” has been met with huge success at festivals worldwide and will begin theatrical runs this spring. Blender magazine called Lipstick & Dynamite, “Utterly enthralling…the first film ever to appeal to feminist study groups and Hulk Hogan fans alike.” Full of outstanding archival footage of wrestlers like The Fabulous Moolah and Johnnie Mae Young, Lipstick & Dynamite deals with the lives of hardship and hard work these superstars of the ring created for themselves. With all the sex, money, injuries and intrigue that dominated their lives on the road, the competitive passion these women have for their sport shines through in Leitman’s touching portrait of women who lived hard, and fought even harder. 2005, Ruth Leitman, USA, 83 min, 35mm.

A special SAIC reception to celebrate this applauded faculty member and her latest achievements will precede the screening at 7pm. (KJ Mohr)