Her Socialist Smile 2020

Maxious Cinema HD

Her Socialist Smile

Her Socialist Smile

In his new film, Gianvito meditates on a particular moment in early 20th-century history: when Helen Keller began speaking out passionately on behalf of progressive causes. Beginning in 1913, when, at age 32, Keller gave her first public talk before a general audience, Her Socialist Smile is constructed of onscreen text taken from Keller’s speeches, impressionistic images of nature, and newly recorded voiceover by poet Carolyn Forché. The film is a rousing reminder that Keller’s undaunted activism for labor rights, pacifism, and women’s suffrage was philosophically inseparable from her battles for the rights of the disabled.

TitleHer Socialist Smile
Release DateSeptember 18th, 2020
GenreDocumentary
Runtime
DirectorJohn Gianvito
Production CountryUnited States of America
September 18th, 2020