and the Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester
The Little Theatre and the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester are excited to combine forces to present a series of films that explore womens’ roles in many aspects. It is the second year for each organization to use Women’s History Month as a springboard for film programming.
“Last year, we each had separate film series; so this year it felt natural to combine our efforts and work together,” said Beth Bailey, Marketing Director at the Little Theatre. “We hope to reach even more people and bring even more voices to the post-film discussions. Last year our audiences were bursting with comments and questions. It would be wonderful for more people to experience that kind of passionate around these films and topics.”
The series is comprised of four films, each playing at 7pm on Wednesdays in March. In addition, the MVP Health Care Little Buddies Series in March is devoted to shirts aimed at tween and teen girls.
Wednesday, March 7th • University of Rochester • Free
“!Women Art Revolution”-reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.
Wednesday, March 14th • the Little Theatre • $5.00 • Talkback discussion directly follows the film
“Afghan Star”- Pop culture has returned to Afghanistan in the form of “Afghan Star”; an American Idol-like TV show that millions watch each week. The singers, especially the women, risk their lives to follow their passion for song.
Wednesday, March 21st • University of Rochester • Free
“Mother: Caring for 7 Billion”- A clear-eyed documentary on the often controversial topic of the long-term effects of human population growth on humanity’s ability to sustain itself in the face of the finite natural resources of the Earth.
Wednesday, March 28th • the Little Theatre • $5.00 • Talkback discussion directly follows the film
“Miss Representation”– Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
Saturday, March 31 • the Little Theatre
“Girl’s POV: Shorts” • 10am • $5.00
A collection of the best short films focusing on female protagonists and exploring common teen and tween girl issues around the globe, for ages 9-16.
MVP Health Care Little Buddies Series