On March 7th, the Toonseum hosts a special event focused on one of the most iconic comic book heroines in the history of the medium. Join WQED and the Girls Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania for a special Community Cinema screening of the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.
Wonder Women! 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, the film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Viewers go 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. The film – which was directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan – premiered last year at SXSW.
Toonseum will screen Wonder Women! at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to register, as seating is limited.