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Town Bloody Hall

Documentary

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

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Product Details

PRINCIPAL CAST

Norman Mailer, Germaine Greer, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos, Jill Johnston

DIRECTOR

Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

WRITER

Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston

SYNOPSIS

On April 30, 1971, a standing-room-only crowd of New York's intellectual elite packed the city's Town Hall theater to see Norman Mailer—fresh from the controversy over his essay "The Prisoner of Sex" and the backlash it received from leaders of the women's movement—tangle with a panel of four prominent female thinkers and activists: Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, and Diana Trilling. Part intellectual deathmatch, part three-ring circus, the proceedings were captured with crackling, fly-on-the-wall immediacy by the documentary great D. A. Pennebaker and a small crew, with Chris Hegedus later condensing the three-and-a-half-hour affair into this briskly entertaining snapshot of a singular cultural moment. Heady, heated, and hilarious, Town Bloody Hall is a dazzling display of feminist firepower courtesy of some of the most influential figures of the era, with Mailer plainly relishing his role as the pugnacious rabble-rouser and literary lion at the center of it all.

GENRE

Documentary

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

85 Minutes

STUDIO

Criterion Collection