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Film explores a journey from ‘69 college grads to mature women

A member of Skidmore College’s class of 1969 poses on a motorcycle for a portrait featured in the documentary ‘Women of ‘69, Unboxed.’
A member of Skidmore College’s class of 1969 poses on a motorcycle for a portrait featured in the documentary ‘Women of ‘69, Unboxed.’

The 370 women who graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1969 skipped a traditional yearbook for something innovative: a “yearbox,” individualized cardboard boxes containing photographs and text about each senior. Filmmaker Liz Roman Gallese was part of that class, and with producing partners Jane Startz and director Peter Barton, she has made a documentary titled Women of ‘69, Unboxed. Focusing on 19 of the women, the film explores the tumultuous times of their college days and their lives as mature women.

Women of ‘69 is getting a screening during the Women’s International Film and Arts Festival now going on at the Deauville Hotel on Miami Beach. The showing is at 3 p.m. Saturday in the hotel’s Collins Theater, 6701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors). To order, visit www.womensfilmfest.com/event/women-of-69-unboxed/, and for more information on the documentary, go to www.womenof69unboxed.org.

Christine Dolen

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