This is a guest post from SBAI office assistant Kirsten Williamson.
March 22-28 marks the 2013 Women’s History Month (WHM) film series focused on the theme “Women & Power.” This series is presented by Susan B. Anthony Institute, The Little Theatre, and WXXI. This is also the second year that SBAI is presenting the film series with The Little and the third year of SBAI’s partnership with WXXI.
There are many great films being presented in the series, and a number of wonderful co-sponsors. The WHM Film Series kicks off on March 22nd at 7pm with The Invisible War, written and directed by Kirby Dick. This Academy Award nominated film for Best Documentary Feature explores issues of sexual assault within the United States Military. There is a talk back with Catherine Cerulli, Ph.D., J.D., Director of the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, immediately following the film where experts will be there to answer questions and engage in a dialogue about the film. This screening is co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership at the University of Rochester.
Pink Saris will screen on Sunday, March 24 at 7pm. It chronicles one survivor’s fight for women’s rights in rural India. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Anthony Carter Ph.D., Chair of the Committee on Demography and Anthropology of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population at the University of Rochester; Victoria Farmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at SUNY Geneseo, and Barbara LeSavoy, Ph.D., Director and Professor of Women and Gender Studies (WMS) at The College at Brockport.
WXXI Community Cinema presents Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines on March 25th at 7pm. Launching us into the birth of the comic book heroine in 1940s and bringing us up to the present, the film looks at how representations of powerful women in popular culture highlight larger views of women’s liberation. Wonder Women! features comic writers and artists Lynda Carter and Lindsay Wagner, as well as activists Gloria Steinem and Kathleen Hanna to provide additional insight.
The festival ends on March 28th at 7pm with Women Make Poetry Night, a very special event co-sponsored by Writers and Books. More details on this event are to be announced as they become available.
All films will be shown at The Little Theater located at 240 East Avenue in Rochester, NY. Admission is $5 unless otherwise specified.