“Making women visible and powerful in the media,” the mission of the nonprofit New york and D.C. based Women’s Media Center http://www.womensmediacenter.com/, was on full display Monday night June 4. The evening’s centerpiece was the premiere of “Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding,” starring the incomparable Jane Fonda as a marijuana-growing and selling, tie-dye-wearing, sexuality-embracing, moon-howling grandmother who never left the 1960’s.
Set in bucolic Woodstock NY, home of the last remaining 60’s hippies, the independent film is a sweet and savvy story of generational conflicts and reconciliation. I’ll be writing more about its characters and especially Fonda’s flowing-haired grandmother power.
Meanwhile, watch for the movie in your neighborhood or put it on your Netflix queue. Highly recommended.
I took this photo for my collection “The Right to Shoes or a Step Backward?”