Carry Greenham Home

Film

Thursday, December 5, 2019
7:00 – 8:15 pm

Location
Frye Auditorium

In conjunction with Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson, the Frye Art Museum presents a special screening of the documentary Carry Greenham Home, an important source for Ellen Lesperance’s research into the argumentative visual symbolism deployed by women activists. The subject of the film is the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp in Berkshire, United Kingdom, where, from 1981 to 2000, an ever-changing community of women, often clad in handmade sweaters adorned with feminist and pacifist emblems, lived in self-made structures and mounted antinuclear-weapons demonstrations around the perimeter of an American military installation.

Filmmakers Beeban Kidron and Amanda Richardson spent seven months filming at the women's peace camp. The film covers the major actions undertaken during this period from December 1982 to June 1983. It reveals more private interactions as well as showing the daily life of the camp and the difficulties of seeking and establishing new values and ways of living. The film is not so much about Cruise Missiles as about women's struggle to create a non-hierarchical community committed to the ideals of non-violence. Carry Greenham Home is also about feelings: of anger, sadness and love, but throughout the film there are also moments of joy and laughter.


Greenham Common women's protest 1982, gathering around the base

REGISTRATION

Tickets to this program are free of charge, and our seating capacity is limited. Free tickets, limit 2 per person, may be reserved in advance, up to two days before the program. The reserved tickets may be picked up on the day of the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. There is no late seating, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program!

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TICKETING

On the day of the program, pre-registered and standby tickets may be picked up beginning one hour before the program at the desk in the foyer outside the auditorium. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.