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Silly fun with Ant-Man; off-the grid emotions in Leave No Trace and a quirky feminist western
Also two of the best of Hot Docs: one placid, idyllic; the other harsh and angry and a pot-fuelled trip starring Christopher Plummer
Jul 6th, 2018
Just in time for Trump, The Founder, thoughts on feminism, 20th Century Women, and M. Night’s rebound, Split
Also a fanciful take on a poet’s political perils, Neruda, and a late-arriving Studio Ghibli animation, Ocean Waves
Jan 20th, 2017
QUEER FILM FEST: Choreographer Yvonne Rainer's life in art inspires
Mid-century-to-present choreographer, dancer, filmmaker, feminist, queer advocate Yvonne Rainer's life in art inspires.
Aug 17th, 2015
'Inside Out', 'Me and Earl' and 'Testament of Youth': all four-star films
A stellar trio of new releases plus the Taiwan Film Festival and a Nepal earthquake fundraiser screening of 'Monk with a Camera.'
Jun 18th, 2015
#Fierce Voices: Ignite, Young Women Making Media at SFU's Wosk Centre tomorrow
In mainstream news coverage, media representation of women has historically underrepresented, misrepresented, or singularly defined women by their family status. Feminism has received an...
May 22nd, 2015
UPDATE: Lesley Gore, who died today at 68, remembered in 2012 video with Sia and Lena Dunham
Lesley Gore passed away today at the age of 68. Her 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me,” inspired a generation.
Oct 21st, 2014
The scariest feminist in Game of Thrones
Feminism has an unexpected face in Westeros.
Feb 9th, 2015
Gun violence threats against feminist Anita Sarkeesian send strong message about male power
When calling out sexism in the gaming community is met with virulent misogyny, the necessity of said criticism seems obvious.
Oct 16th, 2014
What Once Upon a Time does for feminism *Spoiler alert*
Is Once Upon a Time's re-imagining of classic fairy-tale characters a feminist feat of modern TV?
Dec 20th, 2013
Feminism and the weapon-wielding women of The Walking Dead: spoiler alert
Let's take a look at two of The Walking Dead's kick-ass female characters, Andrea and Michonne.
Oct 12th, 2013