Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
5:30pm - 7pm
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.
The International Museum of Women is pleased to present a Salon Speaker Series event featuring Wonder Women! director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan in conversation with comics writer and expert Trina Robbins, and moderated by IMOW executive director Clare Winterton. Join us to see clips from the film and hear how the "Wonder Woman" TV series became Guevara-Flanagan's initial inspiration for the documentary.
Event Details: Wednesday, December 5. Check-in and wine reception begins at 5:30pm. Program begins at 6:00pm. Russ Building, 235 Montgomery Street, 12th floor, San Francisco. Tickets are $5 for IMOW and partner organization members, $10 for non-members. Seating is limited. Purchase Tickets HERE.
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan has produced and directed several films documenting the experiences of girls and young women including Going on 13 and El Corrido de Ceclia Rios. Guevara-Flanagan has an MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University and teaches at Diablo Valley College.
Trina Robbins is a San Francisco-based writer, collector and expert on the history of women in the comics industry. She has authored numerous books on the subject including Women and the Comics, A Century of Women Cartoonists, The Great Women Superheroes, From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines, and The Great Women Cartoonists. Her final and definitive history of women cartoonists, Pretty in Ink, is scheduled for August, 2013, publication.
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