Please join us for a screening and discussion of the short documentary film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (2015).
“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines offers a nuanced critique of gender and heroism in popular culture as well as a powerful dose of Vitamin F(eminism) for the undernourished. From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about strong and healthy women. Wonder Women! reveals the complicated negotiations girls and women face as they attempt to achieve confidence, strength, and agency in a society often at odds with those goals. Yet it also inspires through its evocative images, upbeat soundtrack, and richly contextualized history of American superheroines—including the everyday wonder women and action girls in our midst.”
The screening will be held in the Media Library Screening Room, Chilton Hall 111C, on Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 3-5 p.m.
After the film, we’ll have an informal discussion of how the issues raised in this film resonate with some of the recent developments in comics, films (including the release of Wonder Woman), television, and in academia.
This screening & discussion is sponsored by the UNT Comics Studies Conference and the UNT Libraries.
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