Birds Eye Film Festival Hosts Wonder Women! Screening

Wonder Women! Is a fascinating film looking at the origins of one of our favourite superheroes Wonder Woman and her influence on future heroines both on and off screen. Birds Eye View will be screening this special film on International Women’s Day. How very apt!

They have announced that on Saturday March 8th they will host a special showing of the enlightening documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, which is directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and produced by Kelcey Edwards.

The film looks at the origins of Wonder Woman and how her portrayal changed as women’s role in society shifted during and after World War 2, with various civil rights movements protesting for equality in all avenues of life. It’s very eye opening seeing how her storyline shifts from adventure to romance after the war, to encourage women to get back in the kitchens after holding down jobs while the men were away.

Wonder Women! delves into the trend of female superheroes in general as well, in all forms of media. There is also a celebration of real life superheroines, full of tales of real bravery and selflessness. You will need a tissue or two for some bits.

We are hoping to make it to the screening so we can run a review for you all. But we really recommend getting tickets if it’s something you’re interested in as screenings of this are very hard to come by!

If you’re interested to see what other films Birds Eye View will be screening you can look on their website on February 11th when the whole festival line up will be announced. You’ll also be able to buy tickets for the screening then too, which is taking place at the BFI Southbank.

Source: Birds Eye View

Reporter: Sara Westrop

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