A Girl & A Gun (educational)

  • Directed by: Cathryne Czubek
  • Production by: Cathryne Czubek, Jessica Wolfson

Educational Version includes: 

-EXPERTS on Gender, Power, Violence
-EXPERTS on the Debate

Released: 2013 
Running Time: 76 minutes
Languge: English  
Educational Subjects: LGBT & Gender Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies  
Secondary Subjects: Criminal Justice 
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.



CLICK HERE to read Collective Eye's interview with Director Cathryne Czubek



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

Quotes/ Reviews:

“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 & A GUN.”
        - UNSEEN FILMS

“Documentaries on hot-button political issues can often be plodding and preachy, but A GIRL & 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 intersection of femininity and firearms."
        — Bitch Magazine

A GIRL & A GUN "put[s] forth interview content that is revealing and powerful and… presents a variety of viewpoints. The film is particularly apt for undergraduates and would support curriculum in sociology, criminology, victimology, women’s studies, psychology, and cultural studies. It would be especially effective as discussion starter."
        —Educational Media Reviews Online


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