One of the most memorable films I saw at SXSW Film Festival in 2012 was the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines; if you live near Evanston, Illinois, it will be screening at the Evanston Public Library on March 13. When I heard about this event, I had to spread the word; this is an extremely relevant documentary for any movie lover, especially when box office results have become a battles of the sexes. Also, if you're unaware of the fascinating history of Wonder Woman, especially as she evolved throughout decades and at the hands of different creators, don't miss this documentary. Plus, it's free!!! READ Nick's "7/10" SXSW review of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Below is the press release ...
Evanston, IL, March 4, 2013: The new documentary WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES comes to Evanston as part of Percolator Films' free Reeltime documentary and discussion series. The screening takes place on Wednesday, March 13, 7pm, at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington, Evanston, IL 60201.
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. The film goes behind the scenes with TV stars Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna, and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. The film was directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and produced by Kelcey Edwards.
This event is co-presented with ITVS Community Cinema, Independent Lens and WTTW.
ABOUT PERCOLATOR FILMS: Percolator Films is a 501c3 non-profit organization that presents and produces thought-provoking independent films. Among the organization's programs are Evanston's long-running free Reeltime documentary and discussion series and the itinerant "Percolator Films Presents" project that takes independent films to different locations in the Chicago metro-area.
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES Wednesday, March 13, 7pm FREE ADMISSION
VENUE: Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington Evanston, IL 60201 tel. 847.448.8600 http://www.epl.org