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First Friday - Feminist Theory and Hollywood Practice by Alison Gillmor
Free, everyone is welcome!
Movie reviewer Alison Gillmor has watched tons of mainstream Hollywood flicks. In a complicated collision of pleasure, politics and personal change, she can’t help but apply feminist film theory, especially developments in reception theory and female spectatorship and the exploration of power structures and modes of production. She will discuss what has shifted in pop culture and what–frustratingly–has stayed the same in the years she has been a film critic. (This lecture was originally scheduled in May.)
If for reasons of access (lack of computer, lack of internet, neurodiversity, etc.) you would prefer to attend in person at MAWA, 611 Main St., please register by calling 204-949-9490. Limited seating at a safe social distance will be available. We ask those with any cold or flu symptoms, even mild ones, to stay at home for the health and safety of all.
Can't join us for the live event? Within a couple weeks of their broadcast, First Friday Lectures are available at https://mawa.ca/videos/lectures to watch anytime!
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Alison Gillmor studied at the University of Winnipeg and York University in Toronto. She is a freelance journalist and educator who has written on movies and pop culture for the Winnipeg Free Press for over 25 years, as well as writing on visual art, architecture, design, movies, TV and books for Border Crossings, Canadian Art, Canada’s History and more.
Photo by Mike Deal