Title: Representing the Female Form: Gender, Adolescence and Violence in the Pop Culture Marketplace
Filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan will talk about her artistic process, her approach to visual storytelling, and the central narratives at play in her work. From her 16mm series documenting the life of a blow-up doll, to the recently acclaimed Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Guevara-Flanagan speaks about her explorations in the American landscape of female iconography and the tensions and conflicts that arise in representing the female body.
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 and directed several short films, including El Corrido de Cecilia Rios, a chronicle of the violent death of 15-year-old Cecilia Rios, which was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Her recent documentary, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, traces the evolution and legacy of the comic book hero Wonder Woman as a way to reflect on society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Premiering at SXSW in 2012, the film will air on PBS’ acclaimed Independent Lens series next year. Now an assistant professor at Diablo Valley College, Guevara-Flanagan earned her MFA in Film Production from San Francisco State University.
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