Community Cinema Series:Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Every month between September and May, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television states to learn, discuss and get involved in today's critical social issues.  Each film is an hour long documentary, followed by a lead discussion.

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.

WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, 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.


More information on this film: http://wonderwomendoc.com/

This event takes place at the Mesa Arts Center Contemporary Arts Building in the Dobson Lecture Hall.  The film starts at 6:00 p.m.

We will meet inside the Mesa Arts Center, the Dobson Lecture Hall is small with only about 60-80 seats, so finding each other will not be a problem.  Please try to sit in the back row to make finding each other easier.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting and educational. Glad I went. Wish I would have arrived earlier.

    March 22, 2013

  • Denise

    This was a great event. The movie was well done and the professor led an informative discussion. Lily, thanks for organizing.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Lily

    Great film, and interesting discussion after lead by a professor from MCC who teaches woman's studies.

    March 21, 2013

  • Bill

    So sorry to back out last minute, but I'm really bogged down at work again. Have fun!

    March 21, 2013

  • Lily

    I just realized in the details email I sent out I accidentally said we are meeting tomorrow, it is tonight! Hope I didn't confuse anyone!

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry my plans have change and I am not able to attend.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry everyone, I recently accepted a new job and will be working

    March 18, 2013

  • Denise

    is there a cost?

    March 16, 2013

    • Lily

      No, it is completely free, and they usually give out microwave popcorn to take home :-)

      March 16, 2013

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  • Lily
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  • Denise +1
    Assistant Organizer
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