Town Bloody Hall
Town Bloody Hall (2001)

This routine documentary by Chris Hegedus records the much ballyhooed Town Hall Meeting between Norman Mailer defending his views in The Prisoner of Sex, and four independent-minded women, Germaine Greer among them. The intended debate was… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2001
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

What finally makes Town Bloody Hall so compelling -- and unsettling -- is the impression that such serious, spirited debate is a thing of the past.

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Phil Freeman
culturevulture.net

An interesting film, not only for those who watch C-SPAN for kicks.

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Melissa Anderson
Artforum

The entire debate at Town Hall is defined by a manic, stimulating energy -- the kind that's hard to replicate via Twitter wars.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An invaluable document, its technical limitations notwithstanding.

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Michael Phillips
Citysearch

Watching this intriguing documentary makes one realize that something has been lost in today's age of spoon-fed media and five-second sound bites.

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Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com

If you can keep your focus on the historical relevance of women's liberation, it becomes a keen study of human nature trying to grow.

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