Fortnightly Feminist Films

18 Jan

Image

This year the UMSU Wom*n’s Dept plans on showing a film on campus each fortnight that passes the Bechdel Test:

/bech·del test/ n.
1. It has to have at least two women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man
* Bonus Points if the women characters have names! *
We hope to achieve a few things through this, first and foremost it will be fun and a chilled way to hang out! It may also be a good way to encourage more people to get involved with the department. And of course it will generally draw attention to the fact that women are badly, mis-, or underrepresented in many movies, especially mainstream/ultramegablockbustercinemaplex films – you know the ones – and the problem is not limited to what’s front of the screen: there also is an obvious lack of womn writers, directors, sound engineers, gaffers, etc. Maybe, just maybe, these two problems are related?
So without further ado, here is the first draft list of films (note: not all have been seen by the list composer!). Please comment on what should be added, or taken away, and any other ideas you have!

  1. 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
  2. A Question of Silence
  3. Alien/s
  4. Antonia’s Line
  5. Bend it like Beckham
  6. Better Than Chocolate
  7. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  8. Bound
  9. Boys Don’t Cry
  10. But I’m a Cheerleader
  11. Chaos
  12. Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!
  13. Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman
  14. Foxes
  15. Frida
  16. Fried Green Tomatoes
  17. Ginger Snaps
  18. Girl, Interrupted
  19. Girls Town
  20. Hidden Half
  21. If These Walls Could Talk
  22. Impromptu
  23. Iron Jawed Angels
  24. Itty Bitty Titty Committee
  25. Jubilee
  26. Kadosh
  27. Kino’s Journey (Kino no Tabi)
  28. Leila
  29. Little Miss Sunshine
  30. Mamma Mia!
  31. Maria Full of Grace
  32. Mi Vida Loca
  33. Michiko to Hatchin
  34. Monster
  35. Moolade
  36. Muriel’s Wedding
  37. My Brilliant Career
  38. Nausicaa
  39. Offside
  40. Orlando
  41. Our Times
  42. Pariah
  43. Princess Mononoke
  44. Quincinera
  45. Real Women Have Curves
  46. Saved!
  47. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  48. Talk To Her
  49. Tank Girl
  50. Teeth
  51. Ten
  52. The Day I Became a Woman
  53. The Education of Shelby Knox
  54. The Governess
  55. The Hairy Bird
  56. The Hours
  57. The Kid
  58. The Legend of Billy Jean
  59. The Notorious Bettie Page
  60. The Piano
  61. The Pillow Book
  62. The Triplets of Belleville
  63. Thelma and Louise
  64. Tipping The Velvet
  65. To Find A Man
  66. Twenty Fingers
  67. Two Women
  68. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  69. Volver
  70. Waitress
  71. Whale Rider
  72. XXY

DOCUMENTARIES

  1. THE PRICE OF SEX, Winner of the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Journalism
  2. PINK SARIS, Broadcast on HBO
  3. PUSHING THE ELEPHANT, Broadcast on PBS
  4. MADE IN INDIA: A FILM ABOUT SURROGACY
  5. ORCHIDS: MY INTERSEX ADVENTURE
  6. AFRICA IS A WOMAN’S NAME
  7. MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING – ANGELA DAVIS & YURI KOCHIYAMA
  8. FERRY TALES, Academy Award® Nominee
  9. GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA, Academy Award® Nominee
  10. THE GREATEST SILENCE, Emmy Award® Nominee
  11. BEAH: A BLACK WOMAN SPEAKS, Peabody Award Winner
  12. SISTERS IN LAW, Peabody Award Winner
  13. EL GENERAL, Sundance Winner, Best Director: US Documentary
  14. ROUGH AUNTIES, Sundance Winner, World Cinema Jury Prize
  15. BORN INTO BROTHELS
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: