Anything You Want To Be was one of the earliest and most popular films of the Women's Movement. Made in 1970, this groundbreaking film about a teenager's humorous collision with sex-role stereotypes was one of the first to explore the external pressures and the more subtle, internal pressures a girl faces in finding her identity.
In a series of comical vignettes, a bright high school girl finds that, despite her parents' assurance that she can be "anything she wants to be," she is repeatedly foiled by social expectations and media stereotypes. Anything You Want To Be is one of New Day's founding films. The film was restored with a grant from the Women's Film Preservation Fund and was recently honored with screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, NY and at the Tribeca Film Festival.
A timeless classic: fascinating in the present and wonderful for historical perspective. A great discussion starter about what has changed for women...and what hasn't.
...a biting satire of the pressures of family, peers and society that force women to compromise their individuality and intellectual goals to assume a constantly changing identity of femininity.
Delightful and imaginative... greatly entertaining while highly thought-provoking.