Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: FILM: BloomScreen Late Screening of "Miss Representation" on Valentine's Day TUES, Feb 14th, from 9:30pm - 11:30pm (earlier Screening is Sold Out), All ages, by donation, $10 suggested, Proceeds benefit V-Day DC and BloomBars

BloomScreen presents: Miss Representation
Tuesday, February 14th
Second Screening Added!
9:30pm - 11:30pm
(First Screening is Sold Out 7:00pm - 9:00pm)
All ages, by donation, $10 suggested
Advance Purchase strongly recommended
Free popcorn and refreshments provided
Proceeds will benefit V-Day DC and BloomBars

BloomScreen Indie Film Night (a weekly series of independent and foreign films - accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts) presents a screening of Miss Representation (2011, 85 min), a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. See trailer.

After both screenings, there will be a discussion led by Robbie Champion of V-Day DC. 

"As a lead up to their performance of The Vagina Monologues, V-Day DC presents a screening and discussion of Miss Representation - a film which examines how the mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America and challenges the media’s limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful." 

V-Day DC is part of V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.  V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, and other workshops and performances, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. In 2011, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. V-Day DC's 2012 local beneficiary is Polaris Project DC Client Services Project. 
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