Critical Writing Index

Chick Flicks

by Matt Ashare

The Boston Phoenix, July 19, 1996

After creating Femme Flicke, a 'zine dedicated to women in film(which was so successful that seven times the amount of the original run was printed), Tina Spangler decided to take things one step further. By presenting the Femme Flicke film festival, Spangler responded to the demand for more accessibility to the films she covered in her 'zine and the need for their screenings outside of academia and arthouse cinema. Selecting some of the best films, which she already had in her possession from being sent screeners for review in her 'zine, Spangler's festival showcased works by filmmakers such as Lucy Thane, Tammy Rae Carland and Sarah Jabobson and began a much needed dialogue about the work that transformed people from mere readers to viewers.

ITEM 1996.067 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Femme FlickeTina Spangler

The Yo-Yo GangGB Jones

Team Dresch

Tribe 8

Bikini Kill


In 1993, Bikini Kill Toured the UK: It Changed My LifeLucy Thane

Lady (Out)laws and Faggot WannabesTammy Rae Carland


Road Movie: Or, What I Learned in a Buick Station WagonSarah Jacobson

I was a Teenage Serial KillerSarah Jacobson

I Love Amy CarterTammy Rae Carland

HoneycombMary Timony