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.
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.”