A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Three Thursdays, April 19-May 3, 6:30PM-9:30PM
Where: SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle
Cost: $50 | $45 SIFF Members (price includes all three classes); buy tickets here
When director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (2017) grossed over $800 million worldwide, it disproved the Hollywood myth that action movies featuring female leads don’t do well at the box office, and demonstrated, on the heels of the also wildly successful Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, once and for all, that audiences were in fact craving them. But Rey, Furiosa, Diana, and Thor: Ragnarok’s Valkyrie, are standing on the shoulders of oft-overlooked cinematic warrior women. In this survey class, pop culture historian Jennifer K. Stuller tells their story for a richer reading of superheroines on screen today.
April 19: Daredevil Dames, Costumed Crusaders, and Private Dick Chicks
April 26: Girl Power and “Strong Female Characters”
May 3: A Woman’s Place is in the Rebellion – Superheroines for Resistance
Recommended readings / film viewings will be provided to maximize enjoyment of the class.