Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Saturday 03 August
4:30pm
Screen 1

USA
2012
65 mins
Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

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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, the documentary examines how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Wonder Women goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

Referencing powerful women from pop culture such as Buffy, Ripley (Alien), Thelma and Louise, Xena and She-Ra, Wonder Women is an exciting and empowering documentary for feminists of all ages and genders.

Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan will be in attendance.

Following the screening, there will be a Banter panel discussion with Jim Carroll. See here for more details.