Sponsored by the Marygrove College Women's Center, Women's Film Wednesday is a series of documentary films by and about women. Screenings are free to Marygrove students, staff, and faculty. The Women's Center is an inclusive environment. All are welcome to attend.
Location : Women's Center, LA 030
For more information, contact: Rita Smith (313) 927-1402
Women’s Center (313) 927-1274
Free Popcorn! Bring your own beverage.
Who Does She Think She Is?
…a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll, Who Does She Think She Is? features five bold women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, economics and art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning within....In interviews with the artists, and in some cases, their families, Boll raises important questions about how art is valued in our culture.”
A Walk to Beautiful
“In this award-winning documentary, a difficult journey that begins in hopelessness and shame for thousands of women in Ethiopia ends in a productive new life. The film tells the personal stories of rural women who make their way to Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, seeking treatment for obstetric fistula, a life-shattering complication of childbirth. Filmed in a starkly beautiful landscape, the documentary juxtaposes the isolated lives of village women who are outcasts because of their medical condition, with the faraway hospital that offers a miracle after a long and arduous trek—a ‘walk to beautiful.’”
Say My Name
“Sisters, mothers, businesswomen, music artists - in a hip hop and R'n'B industry world by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs. From hip hop's birthplace in the Bronx to grime on London's Eastside, emerging artists to world renowned stars like MC Lyte and Monie Love, these are women turning adversity into art.”
Loaded Gun: Life, Death, and Dickinson
“Hundreds of scholars and biographers have tried to explain the life and work of Emily Dickinson, but the famously reclusive poet remains an enigma. In Loaded Gun: Life, and Death, and Dickinson, stumped filmmaker Jim Wolpaw uses a decidedly unorthodox approach to create a documentary about the writer whose beautiful, haunting and cryptic poetry has never quite squared with her reputation as a sensitive spinster. Wolpaw's efforts to illuminate this ethereal subject—more than 150 years after her death - yield some hilariously frustrating results.”