Tonight at the Rosendale Theatre: Women in media on women in media

Tonight, the Rosendale Theatre hosts a special screening of "Miss Representation," a documentary about the bizarrely skewed world of women in media that premiered at Sundance last year.

On hand for the screening: A panel of women in (you guessed it) media, who will host a discussion after the film. The Hudson Valley Almanac writes:

Among the panelists, to be moderated by Adele Calcavecchio, will be actress/comedian/artist Denny Dillon, journalist Ann Gibbons, actress/writer/director Nicole Quinn, actress Cassandra Lee Walker and Ulster Publishing photographer Dion Ogust.

The Daily Beast's Jessica Bennett calls the film "haunting":

Juxtaposing images of cat-fighting reality television stars with women’s-rights leaders; lip-plumped Housewives with “in” political leaders—and peppered with powerful interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Nancy Pelosi, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, and a dozen other women—Miss Representation makes the case clear: “We are teaching young women that their worth lies in their youth, their beauty and their sexuality,” says [director Jennifer Siebel] Newsom. “Not in their capacity to lead.”

Wednesday, March 7, 7:15pm. $10 advance, $15 at the door. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale. 845.658.8989. Advance tickets available at this link.