West Long Branch:The screen documentary “WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will be presented at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The film is free and open to the public. There will be a post screening Q&A with the filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.
The film traces the fascinating legacy of comic book character Wonder Woman from the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today.
The documentary looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. It goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”) and Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”), comic writers and artists, and other real-life icons feminist such as Gloria Steinem and riot girl Kathleen Hanna. It offers an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
Director Guevara-Flanagan said, “I loved the idea of looking at something as populist as comics to reveal our cultural obsessions, and in particular, how women’s roles have changed over time.
The event is sponsored by Monmouth University’s Department of Communication Screen Studies Minor and the Center for the Arts. It is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.
Wonder Woman will be presented Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ. It is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.