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2013 Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival

Wednesday, 27 February, 2013 @ 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM | Cost:Free

4 p.m. Showing: The Headless Woman (2008)

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Argentine politics from the 1970s and class differences of today play an important role in Lucrecia Martel's third film, The Headless Woman, the story of an upper-class middle-aged woman refusing to confront the truth about a hit and run accident. Like the pampered middle class of her country, she is deaf to the suffering around her, and her decision to forget may be a metaphor for the collective amnesia of her country of the torture and murder of thousands during the dictatorship of the seventies.

6 p.m. Showing: Miss Representation (2011)

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Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation 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 and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Categories: Arts and Entertainment | College of Arts and Humanities | Doudna Fine Arts Center | English Department | Film Screening | Women's Studies

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