In 2013, the Junior League of Reading began to shift our focus from multiple direct programming projects to more of an issue-based community impact initiative. Through our “advocacy committee,” we searched for thought provoking films that would provide the perfect platform to raise awareness of some key issues surrounding our local and global communities. Over the past 7 years, we’ve been able to spark diverse conversation through films that highlighted teen issues, digital awareness, women empowerment, and the ability to overcome diversity.
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Tracing the fascinating origins, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman, this lively documentary takes you from the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today. A look behind the scenes with Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), comic book writers and artists, and reallife superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, this film offers an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
A panel discussion will follow the film screening!
For more information, please visit the film’s website: wonderwomendoc.com
Past Films include:
2019 – Wonder Women!
2018 – The Empowerment Project
2017 – Screenagers
2016 – The Mask You Live In
2015 – Half the Sky
2014 – Girl Rising
2013 – Miss Representation
2019 Film: Wonder Women! January 20th, 2019 @ 3pm
Location: Reading Area Community College Miller Center – FREE parking @ Front & Washington Sts. Garage