Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines

SIFF Panel: Women and Girls Changing the Game

A free panel in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival, the film Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines, GeekGirlCon, and Reel Grrls.

Sheroes exist. They can be found in the stories of comics, novels, film, television, and video games. They can also be found in real life – in mothers and sisters, community leaders, and media makers. How are women, both real and fictional, represented in American culture? Who influences and controls the media messages we receive about strong women – and how are they internalized by consumers? How do advocates of media literacy, as well as media makers themselves, subvert these messages or offer alternatives for empowerment through their own sheroic work?

Join the panelists below (and others to be announced) at this free Seattle International Film Festival special Festival Forum Discussion panel to explore these questions and more. Panelists include:

-Kristy Guevara-Flanagan: Director of Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines, which is screening at the festival

-Jennifer K. Stuller: Author of Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology and Programming Director for GeekGirlCon

-Daniel Tayara: Reel Grrls youth filmmaker

What: Sheroes in Media: Women and Girls Changing the Game
When: Saturday, May 26th at 7:30pm
Where: SIFF Film Center (Seattle Center, corner of Republican and Warren Avenue North)
Cost: Free!

Note: this event is a panel discussion in conjunction with the film. Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines, which screens in its entirety as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Catch full screenings of Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines as part of the Seattle International Film Festival on the following dates and locations:

Saturday, May 26, 3:30 p.m. at Everett Performing Arts Center

Sunday, May 27, 4 p.m. at Egyptian Theatre

Monday, May 28, 6 p.m. at Harvard Exit

Filmmakers and special guests will be in attendance at screenings. Find more information from the Seattle International Film Festival!

 

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