CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND FILM
Women’s Film Series – December 1, 2012
San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, Cowell Theater
The Women’s Building Annual Celebration of Craftswomen, showcasing the work of more than 150 juried artists, launches a brand new program for the first time this year CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND FILM featuring two dynamic film programs: LUNAFEST – a series of nine short films from women around the world; and the new acclaimed documentary by Bay Area filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flannagan WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF SUPERHEROINES both at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco.
Saturday, December 1; Showings at 12noon & 2:15pm
$9 admission includes full access to the Craftswomen’s Show (before/after show)
Nine short films from women across the US, Canada, UK and New Zealand, including post-screening discussions with filmmakers
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES
Saturday December 1
5:00: Reception and Silent Auction
7:00: San Francisco Premiere of WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheriones
8:15: Discussion with the film’s director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
$25 Benefit for the Women’s Building in SF
Documentary feature, 62 minutes, by director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan.
From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDERWOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Going behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, WONDER WOMEN! offers an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan lives in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood and teaches at Diablo Valley College.
More info on the film programs and the Celebration of Craftswomen: www.celebrationofcraftswomen.org/