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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Year: 2012
Country: United States
Run Time: 62 minutes

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Like most of her generation, director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan grew up with Lynda Carter in reruns on the "Wonder Woman" TV show. Her friends were Wonder Woman for Halloween for years, since there were no other girl fantasy heroes. But BAM! POW! Kristy made a movie to help right this grievous wrong. WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the evolution of superheroines, from their birth in 1940s comic books to their current manifestation in blockbusters. It's a look at how societal takes on women's liberation affect the popular representation of powerful females. Actresses Lynda Carter and Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life strongwomen such as Gloria Steinem and Kathleen Hanna offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. Kristy says, "For some it's Lara Croft, for others it's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but we all need those iconic heroes that tell us we have the power to slay our dragons and don't have to wait around to be rescued." – B.B. Note: This film contains minimal strong language.

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 5:20 PM -
Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 7:30 PM -
Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 12:10 PM -
Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Sidebars
Family Films
Women of the World

Genres
Documentaries
Recommended for Middle School +

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Related Daily Postings
Girls on Film

Director
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan has an M.F.A. in Film Production from San Francisco State University and is an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College.

Filmography
"Going on 13" (2008), WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES (2012)

Producer
Kelcey Edwards

Cinematography
Gabriel Miller

Editing
Carla Guttierez, Melanie Levy

Film Contact

Film Sponsors

Ursuline College

Community Partners

LATINA, Inc.

Media Partners

Women's Journal

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