Ovarian Psycos

Saturday, June 11 - Monday, June 13, 2016

Screenings followed by discussion with filmmaker Joanna Sokolowski and film subjects Xela de la X and Andi Ramirez, moderated by filmmaker Sabrina Schmidt Gordon.

Riding at night through the streets of Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos are an unapologetic crew of women of color. Founded by Xela de la X, a single mother and poet, the Ovas cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women. At first only attracting a few local women, the Ovarian Psycos have since inspired a crowd of locals to challenge the stereotypical expectations of femininity and be a visible force along the barrios and boulevards of Los Angeles. The film intimately explores the impact of the group’s brand of feminism on neighborhood women and communities as they confront the injustice, racism, and violence in their lives.

  • Country USA
  • Language English and Spanish with English subtitles
  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 72 minutes
  • Director Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle

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