All's Well and Fair

2012 ,    » 7 Comments

All's Well and FairAll's Well and Fair juxtaposes the lives and ideals of three single American punk rock mothers on welfare during the 1990s with their realities and opinions ten years later - giving a unique perspective on alternative culture, growth and identity.

In 1996, single welfare mothers Rachel Guinan (now Iannelli), Margaret Briggs and Tina Bushnell formed a band only to play one song at a local "Fuck The Government" song contest. And they won.

Inspired by the spirit of the song, filmmaker Luci Westphal documented the women’s lives and their views on the different subjects mentioned in their lyrics.

10 years later, filming continued with the women discussing the same topics again – now homeowners in their 30s with teenage children and other major life changes.

Watch the full documentary now (playlist - 1 hour 40 minutes)

Ratings: 6.50/10 from 2 users.

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7 Comments / User Reviews

  1. oQ

    We are seeing the potential of old film strips that had no chance to make it worldwide when they were shot, creatively being used at the forefront of documentary making. Ten years of internet progression.
    This reminds me of home baking, something i love to do (not sure why).
    Interesting. Liked this a lot!

  2. Christian Klinckwort Guerrero

    Living from wealth care, and dreiving a car?????

  3. TheDanishViking

    You can actually learn a few things from this doc. The girls are all bright. I wish them the best. I started out disliking them somewhat, but ended up really liking them, then I got bored of listening to them, but in the end the whole thing picks up again and gets sort of spiritual:
    "... I learned about the shortness of life..." - I know exactly what you mean.
    I like it. Good stuff.

  4. James Green

    I am in my seventies; looking back over my life I have seen and done more than I can comprehend. One thing that sticks in my mind as I watch each generation grow; "one should never apologize for being young!" Good doc.

  5. Drdocwilmot

    Ten years of punk rock musical masturbation produces three children. Whoopee!

  6. Herronjennifer

    Welfare is to assist the otherwise marginilized poor. All these mothers work and went to school to help their future, and that of their children. More power to them, and a system that helped.

  7. Shelly McCorry


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