14 Women

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14 Women
14 women posters.jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Mary Lambert
Produced by Nicole Boxer
Sharon Oreck
Narrated by Annette Bening
Starring Annette Bening, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Blanche Lincoln
Music by Jamshied Sharifi
Release dates June 14, 2007 (2007-06-14)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

14 Women is a 2007 documentary film that was directed by Mary Lambert and narrated by Annette Bening.[1] The film released on June 14, 2007, and focuses on several female Senators at the 109th United States Congress.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The film takes a look at the 109th United States Congress. When it convened there were fourteen women in the Senate: Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Susan Collins, Elizabeth Dole, Dianne Feinstein, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Barbara Mikulski, Lisa Murkowski, Patty Murray, Olympia Snowe, and Debbie Stabenow. The documentary features interviews with several people, including the Senators' family members, Delaware Senator Joe Biden, and singer Alanis Morissette.

Reception[edit]

Politico.com and DVD Talk both gave positive reviews for 14 Women,[3] with DVD Talk commented that while it was "far from definitive", the film has "admirable aims and will probably play well with schoolkids."[4] Variety gave a more mixed response to the film, saying that "Political junkies, idealistic schoolgirls and everyone in between will be thrilled to vary-ing degrees" by the movie but that it also felt like a "recruitment vid for public service".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fennessy, K. (Jan–Feb 2009). "14 Women (review)". Video Librarian 24 (1): 55. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Akers, Mary Ann. "Like a Prayer: 14 Women (and Joe Biden)". Washington Post. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ ANDREWS, HELENA. "'14 Women' and some wise little girls". Politico.com. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Jones, Preston. "14 Women (review)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Cockrell, Eddie. "Review: ‘Fourteen Women’". Variety. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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