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The New Woman: Annie 'Londonderry' Kopchovsky

Annie believed she could do anything any man could do--and set out on her bicycle to prove it.

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The New Woman: Trailer

Overview

Genre
Biography, History, Cultural History, Adventure, and Portrait
Synopsis

In 1894, Annie Kopchovsky--a 23-year old Jewish immigrant and mother of three-- changed the world for women by climbing aboard a 42-pound bicycle and setting off from the tenements of Boston to circle the globe. Her odyssey was reportedly set in motion by a gentleman’s bet that no woman could cycle around the world, as a man had done a few years earlier. Annie’s journey was more than one of miles—she left in full skirts as a nineteenth century housewife and returned in bloomers as a celebrated heroine of a new era. Directed by Gillian K. Willman, The New Woman uses original animations to bring Annie’s tales to life and to add a modern twist to traditional notions of a historical documentary.

Stage
finished
Running time
27 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Spokeswoman Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2004 - 2012
Locations
Washington, DC

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
DC Independent Film Fest, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Boston International Film Fest, Cleveland International Film Festival, Maryland International Film Fest, Montclair Film Festival, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, LA Jewish Film Festival
Awards
Cine Golden Eagle 2013, Best Short Documentary- Docs in Progress, Audience Award: Best Documentary (DC Indie FF), Grand Jury Prize- Ciclismo Classico Film Festival
Language
English

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