Distributor:  Collective Eye
Length:  76 minutes
Date:  2013
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color
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Interactive transcript available
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A Girl and A Gun

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Presents a female perspective on an object whose history is deeply bound up with men and masculinity.

A Girl and A Gun

A GIRL & A GUN presents a female perspective on an object whose history is deeply bound up with men and masculinity. Filmed throughout the US, this documentary delves into the psyche of the American gun world to investigate how women relate to guns and gun culture. Reaching far beyond Hollywood’s hypersexualized femme fatales, the film candidly explores the modern American woman through intimate portraits encompassing issues of protection, power, feminism, and violence. A GIRL & A GUN is a complex and thoughtful meditation on a deadly serious issue. The film’s intimate and detailed portrayals of women who’ve carved themselves a home in the gun community reveal personal journeys that reflect, in one way or another, the same issues every woman faces in today’s America.

“Rarely have any 75 minutes in a cinema felt so much like a several course meal….If you want a film that will do more than wash over you see this film. If you want to be forced to think about things see this film. If you just want to see a damn good film see A Girl And A Gun.” - UNSEEN FILMS “This is definitely one of the better films about guns I’ve seen in a while. Czubek’s even hand and wide scope has led to a fascinating conversation starter rather than something to argue over.” - FLIXIST MOBILE “Documentaries on hot-button political issues can often be plodding and preachy, but A Girl and a Gun is a fast-paced, nuanced, and anything-but-soapbox-y exploration of why women lock and load.” - BUST Magazine A Girl & a Gun doesn’t force an easy conclusion, but instead lays out evidence for the multiple sexual, political, and personal dynamics at play at the intersec- tion of femininity and firearms. — Bitch Magazine


DOC NYC World Premiere, 2012 Oneata Film Festival Sarasota Film Festival, UN Women Through Women's Eyes Film Festival Montclair International Film Festival


Main credits

Czubek, Cathryne (Director)
Czubek, Cathryne (Producer)
Czubek, Cathryne (Screenwriter)
Czubek, Cathryne (Cinematographer)
Wolfson, Jessica (Producer)
Hughes, Amanda (Screenwriter)
Hughes, Amanda (Film editor)
Haltigan, Julia (Composer)
Hollander, Andrew (Composer)

Other credits

Writers, Cathryne Czubek, Amanda Hughes; cinematography, Cathryne Czubek; editor, Amanda Hughes; original songs by Julia Haltigan; original music by Andrew Hollander.

Distributor credits

Cathryne Czubek, Jessica Wolfson

Cathryne Czubek, Jessica Wolfson
Cathryne Czubek

Docuseek2 subjects

Women's Studies
Cultural Anthropology

Distributor subjects

Women's Studies
Criminal Justice
LGBT & Gender Studies


feminism; gun control; gun rights; guns; women; rights; "A Girl and A Gun"; Collective Eye;

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