About this Event:
This is a free film screening of the documentary film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Join us afterwards for a meetup discussion about women, their roles, and feminism in Japan! (at a different venue. please see event details here.)
About the documentary:
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.
Female superheroes, warrior princesses, and other icons of women's empowerment in pop culture owe their existence to Wonder Woman — the unlikely brainchild of a Harvard-trained pop psychologist. From Wonder Woman’s original, radical World War II presence, to her uninspiring 1960s incarnation as a fashion boutique owner, to her dramatic resurrection by feminist Gloria Steinem and the women of Ms. Magazine, Wonder Woman’s legacy continues today.
Wonder Women! explores the nation’s long-term love affair with comic book superheroes and raises questions about the possibilities and contradictions of heroines within the genre.
Watch the Trailer:
Film's Website: http://wonderwomendoc.com/
About Wonder Woman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman
Other Women Superheroes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_superheroines
Feminist Majority Foundation: http://www.feminist.org/
National Organization for Women: http://www.now.org/