Crescent Diamond '95 is the producer of The Heretics, a documentary tracing the New York feminist art collective that produced Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. Director Joan Braderman, who joined the art collective in 1971 as an aspiring filmmaker, charts the group's challenges in terms of gender and power and its history as a microcosm of the feminist movement at that time.
The documentary reconnects with the other 28 group members, including writer/critic Lucy Lippard, architect Susanna Torre, filmmaker Su Friedrich, and artists Ida Applebroog, Mary Miss, Miriam Schapiro, and Cecilia Vicuña.
The Heretics premiered at the MOMA in New York in October of 2009 and has subsequently shown at film festivals around the world. It was nominated as a 2011 "Notable Video for Adults" by the American Library Association, and it was part of the Getty Museum's Doin’ It In Public: Feminism & Art at the Woman's Building exhibition. The Heretics made its national television debut on March 17. Click here for additional showtimes. Here's a preview.
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Crescent Diamond graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Film/Video and Political Economics. She's currently attending San Francisco State University, where she's finishing her MFA in Cinema. At Webb Crescent was on the Dorm Council and a member of the Drama Club.