Dr. Jonas Prida and Kristin Andrade from College of St. Joseph, and Sanjukta Ghosh from Castleton State College, will be on the discussion panel following the free screening of “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.”
The film will be screened as part of the Community Cinema series at 7 p.m. March 13 at Rutland Free Library. From the birth of the comic book super heroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, “WONDER WOMEN!” Looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Created in 1941 by William Moulton Marston, a Harvard-educated lawyer and psychologist, Wonder Woman was a patriotic symbol of power, peace and justice during WWII. Marston believed that the feminine values of harmony & strength were the key to world peace. This documentary follows her character changes in the decades since the 1940’s as they mirror the changes in both women’s roles and status our American society. “Women and Girls Lead” is a sponsor if this film.