Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Super Wonders

So if you're a loyal reader, you'll recall my December obsession with Wonder Woman, so I was pretty pumped when I saw that the UICA was doing a showing of Wonder Women! The untold story of American Superheroines as part of their Community Cinema series. 
Wonder Women! encapsulates the evolution of Wonder Woman— from the comic book superheroine of the 1940s to the 1970s television series starring Linda Carter to the blockbusters of today, it evaluates how representations of powerful women in pop culture reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. 

The film recognizes the influence of Cat Woman, Xena: Warrior Princess, Sarah Conner, Jaime Sommers and Sunnydale High's Buffy Summers (and if you've been anywhere near me the last 3 months you'll know I've recently started and finished the complete Buffy series with great enthusiasm).

The documentary will be aired as part of the Independent Lens series. You'll be able to see the film online starting April 15. 

UICA does Community Cinema every month, on the second Tuesday. The free showing is followed by a public discussion on the topic. Join them next month—April 2nd!

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