Arkansas PBS > Engage > Pressroom > Community Cinema offers free advance screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines in Fayetteville March 17
Posted 06 Mar 2013
Wonder Women traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the creation of the comic book heroine in the 1940s to todays blockbusters, this documentary explores how popular representations of powerful women often reflect societys anxieties about womens liberation. The film goes behind the scenes with television stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), in addition to interviewing comic writers and artists and real-life superheroines including Gloria Steinem and Kathleen Hanna who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
The screening will be held at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 West Mountain Street. A community discussion will follow the screening. Panelists include: Dr. Sean Connors of the University of Arkansas, whose dissertation studied adolescent readers conceptions of graphic novels; Jeremy Dubbs of Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), a professor of communications with a background in gender studies; and Stephanie Lewis of NWACC, professor of art and art history.
Additional information is available by calling AETN at 800-662-2386 or visiting aetn.org/communitycinema.
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