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Gloria's Call


Gloria's Call


THEME: Emerging

FRIDAY  |  3 - 5 PM

Documentary | 2018 | 16 min. 47 sec.
Official Selection
Suggested Rating | PG-13
Country | United States
Language | English
Producers | Cheryl Bookout, Anne Gauldin, Cheri Gaulke, Sue Maberry, Christine Papalexis
Director | Cheri Gaulke
Writers | Cheri Gaulke, Anne Gauldin
Cast | Gloria Feman Orenstein
[Slamdance • Ann Arbor Film Festival • Hot Docs Toronto • Nevada City Film Festival]
Scholar Gloria Orenstein’s life is forever changed through her wild journey into friendships with the women artists of Surrealism. As she witnesses the visionary art and personal struggles of Leonora Carrington, Jane Graverol, Leonor Fini and Meret Oppenheim, she discovers her personal calling as a pioneer scholar of Surrealism and ecofeminism. “Gloria’s Call” takes viewers from the cafes of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland through richly layered art, animation and personal storytelling. This film delightfully reveals an often-unseen history of women in the arts.
Eligible for Specialty Award:
  • Woman to Watch


Cheri Gaulke is a pioneer in the feminist art movement in Los Angeles affiliated with the Woman’s Building. Her films have screened in film festivals internationally and she has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (LA), in a Smithsonian-touring exhibition, and in settings all over the world including buses, churches, and prehistoric temples. Gaulke cofounded collaborative performance groups Feminist Art Workers and Sisters Of Survival which were featured in a Getty-sponsored exhibition. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a Master of Arts degree (in Feminist Art/Education) from Goddard College and has received artist fellowships from National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles and California Community Foundation. Gaulke is based in Los Angeles where she is also an award-winning educator committed to empowering youth voices. Gloria’s Call is Gaulke’s 25th work in film/video (single channel or video installation).


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