Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Society's anxieties about women's liberation are illustrated through reactions to Wonder Woman, the most famous comic book superheroine.

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Series
Women of the World, Independent Lens
Premiere Date
April 15, 2013
Length
60 minutes
Flanagan kristy guevara filmmaker bio
Director

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s first feature-length film was an acclaimed documentary covering four years in the lives of four adolescent girls. Going on 13 was an official selection of Tribeca, Silverdocs, and many other international film festivals. It received funding from ITVS and was broadcast on public television in 2009. Kristy has also produced Show more and directed several short films, including El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios. It was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, in California, Kristy has a MFA in film production from San Francisco State University. Show less

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Going on 13
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Producer

Kelcey Edwards

Kelcey Edwards is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films have screened at many of the top-ranking festivals around the country, including True/False, Silverdocs, and SXSW Film Festivals. After receiving her MFA in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University, she moved to New York City, where she works as a filmmaker, producer, Show more and arts educator. In June, 2008, she teamed up with director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan to produce Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. She is also the co-producer of Words of Witness, a documentary feature by director Mai Iskander (Garbage Dreams), and an official selection of Berlinale 2012. Show less

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The Film

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines 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, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

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