Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

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Film phase: Completed

SYNOPSIS

Wonder Women! traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine 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. Wonder Women! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines like Gloria Steinem, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

 

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

wonderwomen_kristy1250x245Kristy’s first feature-length film, Going on 13, an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls, was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other film festivals. It received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has produced and directed several short films, including El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, Kristy has a MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University.

 

 

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Wonder Women! has screened at many festivals around world, including its world premiere at SXSW, the Official Selection of the DOC NYC Film Festival, and GAZE 21st International LGBT Film Fetsival in Dublin. Wonder Women! was the winner of Best Documentary at the BEND Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Indianapolis Festivalx, and in 2013 was broadcast on the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens. Most recently, the film traveled with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation On Screen/In Person screening tour, and continues to have an impact in university classrooms across the nation.