Stephanie Rothman directs
Breaking into the men's world of movie-making has always been a tough game, and for women all but impossible. In the 60s and 70s, though, the alternate path of exploitation filmmaking, led by the likes of Roger Corman
, beckoned to would-be auteurs including such mavericks as Stephanie Rothman
, who blazed a brief but legendary trail of feminist-inflected works for others to follow, and Kathryn Bigelow
, who took the torch in the 80s, bringing a politically-informed sensibility to the realm of low-budget independent action cinema. FEMMES-PLOITATION! Rothman & Bigelow
features two of the most powerful pieces by these major film directors.