Premiering at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and airing on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) in October 2011, the film Miss Representation exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths.
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience armed with a new perspective.
TICKETS: advance tickets may be purchased online, www.cinemawest.com/pta.html, or at their kiosk; tickets may also be purchased at the box office event night. LIMITED SEATING – first come, first served.
Tuesday, March 13
First come, First served
$10 – ages 21+
$5 – under 21