On Friday, Aug. 5, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre will present the August First Friday Film “!Women Art Revolution” 8 p.m. at the Strand, 345 Main St., followed by a brief discussion.

“!Women Art Revolution” elaborates the relationship of the feminist art movement to the 1960s anti-war and civil rights movements and explains how historical events, such as the all-male protest exhibition against the invasion of Cambodia, sparked the first of many feminist actions against major cultural institutions.

The film details major developments in women’s art of the 1970s including the first feminist art education programs, political organizations and protests, alternative art spaces such as the A.I.R. Gallery and Franklin Furnace in New York and the Los Angeles Women’s Building, publications such as Chrysalis and Heresies and landmark exhibitions, performances and installations of public art that changed the entire direction of art.

Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, !Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

The screening is part of a collaborative series presented monthly on first Fridays and focused on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the film. Tickets are $8.50, $7 for Farnsworth members, and are for sale at the Strand prior to the film. For more information, call the Education Department at 596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.