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Filmmaker Therese Shechter can pinpoint the moment she became a feminist—it was while watching the movie Free to Be…You and Me in 1974—but not the moment when she stopped identifying with the movement. At 40, Shechter directed and produced the documentary I Was a Teenage Feminist to make sense of her own politics and those of feminism. “What happened to my feminism and the power it gave me?” she asks. “Did I lose it, or did it lose me?” Shechter grills Gloria Steinem, magazine editors, cheerleaders, pro-lifers, her mother, and more for the answers. She even asks random men in Times Square, some of whom define feminists in open-minded, mature terms: “militant, angry women trying to get their way in the world.” Charming. Nonprofit Women in Film & Video co-sponsors the screening, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St. NW. $10. (800) 494-8497. (Rachel Beckman)

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