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This coming April 15, PBS will air Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a documentary about Wonder Woman and the real life women she’s inspired.

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,  this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.  The director takes you behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna andothers, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominatedsuperhero genre.

The documentary is directed by Kristy Guavara-Flanagan, and produced by Kelcey Edwards. It was the subject of a successful Kickstarter campaign that ended about this time last year, made its debut at the SXSW Film Festival last year, and has won countless awards.

Now that the film is done, it’s being taken on tour around the country through May. If you have the opportunity to see it in a theater setting, by all means, do so.  If you can’t, watch for it on PBS.

Links

  • The Wonder Women Documentary web site

Upcoming Screenings

Asterisks denotes that the filmmaker will be in attendance for Q&A after screening

  • ITVS Community Cinema Screenings, Nationwide, March 2013**
  • Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, March 14, 6 p.m. at Student Union
  • Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15 – 24
    March 23, 6:30 p.m. at 7 Stages Theatre
  • FEMCINE, Festival de Cinema Mujeres, Chile, March 19 – 24
  • FSU – Askew Student Life Cinema, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    March 25, 8 p.m. at Askew Student Life Center
    March 26, 8 p.m. at Askew Student Life Center
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, April 3 – April 14
    April 4, 5:20 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas**
    April 6, 7:30 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas**
    April 7, 12:10 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas
  • SPARK San Francisco, San Francisco, California, May 16, 6 p.m.**
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