Women of '69, Unboxed

About This Episode


If their parents were the Greatest Generation, these women, the point of the spear of modern feminism, were perhaps the Loudest. From pleated skirts and circle pins to rebellion and transformation: they changed the world, at least in their fevered dreams, and the world changed them.

Women of '69, Unboxed focuses intimately on the ordinary lives of a group of Skidmore classmates made extraordinary by the tumultuous times in which they lived. The lens of the film is their highly original, unbound, loose-leaf “Yearbox”. Now, many of them turning 65, hear the clock tick louder, ruminate on their heartaches and triumphs, evaluate their legacy.

Revisiting this visual theater, the “Yearbox,” the women present themselves to the camera, present tense. They look back and ahead. Their observations inform our thinking, about those currents from the ’60’s that still buffet our lives and about the New Old Age as experienced by Boomers.