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WOMYN: A FEMINIST FILM SERIES
The second edition of this series will take place Feb 20th at Likely General 389 Roncesvalles Ave.
Doors open at 7pm for snacks and drinks available by donation. We encourage you to bring a mug if you like as we will have unlimited tea for free though limited mugs available. Though the store will be open for viewers wishing to browse, the first film will begin at 8pm and we will be locking the doors during each screening so as to not disrupt the viewing. This space is accessible by ramp, but we regret to inform you that the washrooms are located down a large flight of stairs. The space is also not scent-free. Capacity is limited to 47 people, our first edition was filled to capacity, so if you are interested we suggest to arrive at 7pm. This event is PWYC.
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This months theme:
The Final Girl &The Monstrous Feminine
A teen girl waits inside a creepy, empty house with a knife. She knows the killer is outside and she knows he's coming to kill her next. Her friends are dead, her clothes have been ripped to shreds, she is covered in blood, and she is all alone in the deserted house. But she is ready. She waits, ready to avenge her friends and save her own life. She is the Final Girl. http://bitchmagazine.org/post/digging-into-horrors-final-girl-trope-feminism-hemlock-grove
"woman is represented as monstrous almost always in relation to her mothering and reproductive functions: the archaic mother, the monstrous womb, the witch, the vampire, and the possessed woman 7. Barbara Creed, 7
Movie / or short TBA
As many of us know women are not well represented in film. The Bechdel test is a helpful and playful barometer for female representation in film:
"The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by Allison Bechdel in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For in 1985. It is astonishing the number of popular movies that can't pass this simple test. It demonstrates how little women's complex and interesting lives are underrepresented or non existent in the film industry. We have jobs, creative projects, friendships and struggles among many other things that are actually interesting in our lives... so Hollywood, start writing about it!" Feminist Frequency http://www.feministfrequency.com/2009/12/the-bechdel-test-for-women-in-movies/