With an introduction written and read by Toni Morrison, “American Masters: The Women’s List” is an engaging, beautifully shot oral history of 50 years of women’s equality, told through 15 candid tableaus by the women who lived them. These women are feminism’s starting lineup and its pinch hitters; those who became household names and those who quietly blazed a trail.
Produced as part of PBS’ “American Masters” series, ” The Women’s List” joins prior “List” documentaries shot by filmmaker and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, whose style — more cinematic portraiture than documentary — lends a conversational, intimate tone to themes that may otherwise feel abstract. Amanda Duberman, The Huffington Post.
If there were a way to take a film and bottle it so it could be sipped quietly in moments of frustration, fatigue, failure or fear for a little dose of courage, calmness or confidence, I would want the elixir to be The Women’s List, which premieres on Friday, Sept. 25 on PBS’ American Masters. Carla Baranauckas, Women’s Voives for Change.
Subjects include: Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakeley, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Aimee Mullins, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Nia Wordlaw.