Directed by: Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Total Runtime: 72 min
Country of Origin: United States
SXSW Official Selection 2016, HotDocs International Canadian Film Festival 2016, Official Selection Human Rights Watch Film Fest 2016
"...Equal parts revolution and jubilation, showing that solidarity and strength in numbers are the best ways to protect your community while enacting progressive change."
Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. Through the personal stories of the crew’s rabble-rousing founder, Xela de la X, activist, poet M.C., and single mother; street artist and original Ovarian Psyco, Andi Xoch, and a bright-eyed young woman from the neighborhood, Evelyn (Evie), the film traces how the “Ovas” emerged from the diverse, youthful, Latino, working class, immigrant neighborhoods of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, a community situated within the historic legacy of the Chicano/a Civil Rights Movement that emerged from L.A. in the late 1960s. Riding at night through Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives.