This screening will be followed by a discussion between Carolyn Swartz, Executive Director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival and Rebecca Hobbs, Executive Director of Through These Doors.
My Name Is Andrea is a hybrid feature documentary about one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and the ways it impacts every woman’s daily life. Shaped by the values of justice and equality learned in the civil rights movement, the film focuses on key moments from the life of this fearless fighter who demanded that women be seen as fully human. The film features performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti, woven in with rare, electrifying archival footage of Dworkin.
My Name Is Andrea is the recipient of the 2022 JFI/JSP Momentum Award, an annual accelerator grant jointly presented by the Jewish Film Institute and Jewish Story Partners.
Rebecca Hobbs is an activist and advocate, focusing her paid work on anti-violence causes since 1993. Educated as a CPA, Rebecca lends her expertise on non-profit accounting and law to build and support grassroots organizations. Beginning her activist work as a volunteer in Maine’s first domestic violence resource center (which then operated in a collectivist, nonhierarchical structure) Rebecca learned to appreciate the value of shared authority and the power of feminist leadership and approaches to problem solving. She has worked as Executive Director in two of Maine’s domestic violence resource centers and has served in that role at Through These Doors since August 2015.