Signal Boost: Wonder Women!

I think we can all agree that Wonder Woman needs some more screen time. Well, here it is.

This coming Saturday at the Mitchell Library, in Sydney, there will be a screening of a new American-made documentary about the history and influence of Wonder Woman. Afterwards there will be a panel discussion with some amazing local wonder women.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Lynda Carter in WW costume, background of drawn shooting stars.

the iconic Ms Carter

From the State Library of NSW website, which is also where you book:

“Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines 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! introduces audiences to a dynamic group of superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls and women, both on screen and off.

Wonder Women! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

Join us straight after the film for a fun discussion with some Australian wonder women: DC Comic artist Nicola Scott, roller derby star Feisty Cuffs, manga artist extraordinaire Queenie Chan and sensationally cool astrologist Mystic Medusa will be chatting with filmmaker and journalist Daz Chandler.”

Here is the website and blog for the film, which is a great gateway into a whole range of other resources and finding out about many amazing women related to the project and its offshoots, including information about Games for Change.

Date: Saturday 8 March 2014
Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Venue: State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium (Ground floor, Macquarie Wing, entry via Macquarie Street)
Cost: $10

Tickets may be available at the door, but it is probably best to book, as space is limited.

Film logo with red comic, yellow stars. Text: Wonder Women, the untold story of American superheroines.

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4 replies

  1. Er… the photograph captioned “the iconic Ms Hamilton” is of Lynda Carter. (Her first husband’s surname was Samuels, and her husband’s is Altman, but Carter kept her name throughout.)

  2. Gosh, thanks, that was just me having too many windows open at once (I better go check I haven’t labelled the actress playing Queen Margaret in Richard III as Carter). Will fix now.

  3. Tix booked! a great opportunity for a mother-daughter geek/feminist bonding session.

    • Thanks so much for the heads up on this, Orlando. Was great to see you there, I recommend the doco to all, and for Sprog it was a real eye-opener with the bonus thrill of having Queenie Chan and Nicola Scott autograph her sketchbook!

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