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Shaking It Up: The Life and Times of Liz Carpenter
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[Played March 10 at 11 a.m. at ZACH Theatre and March 13 at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Violet Crown Cinema during the SXSW Film Festival that runs March 8-16; for more information, log on to https://www.sxsw.com.] Abby Ginzberg and Christy Carpenter's compelling, intriguing, informative, fascinating, insightful, 77-minute documentary that explores the life and career of influential, feisty, smart journalist, author, humorist, and political activist Liz Carpenter [1920-2010], who greatly influenced the women's movement and helped ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and served as Lady Bird Johnson's chief staff/press secretary, and consists of archival photographs and film footage and commentary by reporters Michael Mosettig and Dan Rather, historian Donald Ritchie, journalist Evan Smith, daughter Christy and husband Les Carpenter, former White House press secretary George Reedy, former National Press Club President Helen Thomas, presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight author Julia Sweig, former President Johnson's press secretary Bill Moyers, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson's daughters Luci Baines Johnson and Lynda Johnson Robb, and women's rights leader Gloria Steinem, Feminist Majority Foundation cofounder Eleanor Smeal, former Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and women's rights activist Cathy Bonner.

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