FREE – Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. | See a short segment from the Independent Lens documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines and learn more from a community panel. | RESERVE SEATS HERE
Trace 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.
This Community Cinema event includes a short preview of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines, the next film scheduled for the Independent Lens series.
Wonder Women! 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.
Following the preview screening, guest speakers will address add their insight to the issues raised by the film. MSU pop culture expert Gary Hoppenstand and Lansing Derby Vixen Jess Knott will speak, in a discussion moderated by Susi Elkins.
The full evening with screening and discussion will be about 90 minutes, and will include light refreshments and the opportunity to win prizes from WKAR.
On the Air
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines premieres on the award-winning Independent Lens series, hosted by Stanley Tucci, on Monday, April 15, at 10 p.m.
Free with Reservation
This event is free, but registration is required. | RESERVE SEATS HERE
Community Cinema: “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of America’s Superheroines takes place in the Communication Arts & Sciences Media Auditorium (Room 145), 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free (after 6 p.m.) in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.