FILM: We Want Roses Too

$10 Movie Only (Does not include General Admission) / $5 Member ticket discounts at checkout

A visual masterpiece! Screening with filmmaker Alina Marazzi in conversation with Enrico Minardi, PhD, Honors Faculty Arizona State University.

This stunning film is an exuberant testament to the resolve of women of the ’60s and ’70s sexual revolution and feminist movement in Italy. Acclaimed director Alina Marazzi takes viewers on a gorgeous storytelling journey through archival footage, advertisements, and colorful images juxtaposed with the true-life struggles and first person narrations of three diverse Italian women: Anita, who is struggling with an oppressive father and the strict rules of her Catholic faith; Teresa, who must resort to a heartbreaking illicit abortion; and Valentina, a militant feminist caught between love and her commitment to the movement.

The feminist slogan “We want bread, but we want roses too,” was first chanted by thousands of striking female textile workers in Massachusetts in 1912. Marazzi’s vibrant film is a celebration of women who fought for a world where both the essentials of bread and the poetry of roses have a place. The artistic and educational, personal and political converge beautifully in this fascinating film that transcends time and culture to reveal many of the universal struggles and inspirations of women’s equality.

Stick around for conversation with the filmmaker immediately following the screening.

Click here for trailer.

Runtime: 1 hour 25 minutes

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Sponsored by:
ASU, School of International Letters & Culture

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