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White Gloves (2011)

White Gloves explores the shifting definition of the phrase "Women's Work" through the lens of the Oakland Museum Women's Board, and their White Elephant Rummage Sale, which they have been ... See full summary »

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Courtney Stephens
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White Gloves explores the shifting definition of the phrase "Women's Work" through the lens of the Oakland Museum Women's Board, and their White Elephant Rummage Sale, which they have been running for the past 54 years. As they sift through objects; those donated to the sale and the artifacts in their own homes, they bare witness to the enormous changes for women during the twentieth century. The Women's Board began as a small group of mothers who in the mid-1950's petitioned for a world-class museum in their own underfunded Oakland, and raised money for the cause by selling their own hats and gloves. They now make nearly two million dollars a year in their annual rummage sale to support Museum activities. Written by Anonymous

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Simply incredible!
6 September 2011 | by jamesadolphusSee all my reviews

White Gloves is an amazing documentary film!

Courtney Stephens' directorial debut leaves the impression that this filmmakers has a long and bright future ahead of her.

I don't often have the opportunity to watch short-form documentaries, but by chance, I came across this film and simply fell in love with it.

The perspective the Ms. Stephens brings to the personal stories of the caretakers of Oakland's famed White Elephant Sale are gentile without being sentimental, and insightful in the hands-off, fly-on-the-wall vérité style pioneered by the Maysles brothers.

Simply, this film is unforgettable and highly recommended.


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$20,000 (estimated)
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