July 5th, 2013

New ‘A Girl and A Gun’ Documentary Is Worth Watching

A Girl and a gun movieThe feature documentary, A Girl and A Gun, shows the female perspective on firearms. In popular media, guns (and shooting) are more often associated with men and masculinity. When the media does cover the role of women shooters, it often gets the story wrong. The classic Hollywood portrayals of pistol-packin’ mamas, tomboy sharp-shooters, femme fatales, and high-heeled, cold-blooded assassins are caricatures. In truth, the typical woman who hangs out at rifle ranges and keeps ammo in her purse is the girl-next-door, the single mom, a hard working sister or aunt. Maybe she’s a realist or has learned tough lessons from life; either way, she cares about her personal safety and may even find salvation, comfort or something satisfying in possessing a gun.

A Girl and A Gun is available “On-Demand” through cable/satellite systems nationwide, including Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DishNetwork, Time-Warner, and Verizon Fios. You can even download the movie via iTunes. A Girl and A Gun is also being shown in theaters nationwide this week. For screening dates and locations, CLICK HERE.

Breaking through stereotypes, A Girl and A Gun reveals America’s diverse and far-ranging female gun community. It depicts how this community is portrayed by the media and targeted by the gun industry; and shows, through personal stories, how guns change women’s lives. The intimate and graphic portrayals in A Girl and A Gun are of women who’ve carved themselves a home in the gun community, but their personal journeys in one way or another reflect the same issues every woman faces today.

Watch A Girl and A Gun Trailer

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“A unique angle on the gun control issue…’A Girl and a Gun’ visits everyone from soccer moms to victims of violence, many of whom find empowerment, safety and sometimes more than a bit of ambivalence in their gun ownership. Czubek has crafted a far more even-handed film than Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ stirring much food for thought while still taking some comically surreal detours.” — CityArts, Seattle

“Cathryne Czubek meets a wide variety of gun-owning women in her debut doc A Girl and a Gun, most of whom don’t fit the two or three stereotypes outsiders likely expect…some will challenge conventional wisdom; a couple have deeply affecting personal stories.” — Hollywood Reporter

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