Queen Anne UMC to Screen “Miss Representation” on November 18

Queen Anne UMC will be screening the movie Miss Representation on November 18 at 7 PM in the sanctuary.

Following its premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary feature film Miss Representation (a Girls’ Club Entertainment production) is being widely screened during the summer and fall at schools, universities, corporations, government, institutions, community organizations and film festivals, including at Queen Anne UMC.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

So, mark your calendars and be present for the film on November 18 at Queen Anne UMC. A conversation about gender and media will follow the screening.

For more information, call the church office at 206-282-4307 or email the church at office@qaumc.org.

    Update:

The sanctuary was packed to brimming with people who came to dialogue about women, media, and our culture. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this happen! Thank you especially to Video Isle, which provided popcorn, oil, and bags for this community event. That’s a good neighbor!

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