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November 16, 2011

Jennifer Siebel Newsom's Miss Representation

698 Osborne Street
Tickets $5
Available at the door or from The Park Theatre Cafe 
Tickets can be purchased online. 

Tuesday, November 22 · 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 pm Screening

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. 
The film challenges the media’s limited portrayals of women and girls.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. 

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates facts and statistics that will leave the audience armed with a new perspective.

A critical review of the film. 
Any proceeds will go to ERSPAC (the Ecole Riverview School Parent Advisory Council)

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