Flicks for Chicks

What's a modern-day, young feminist to do? With stalwart originators of the modern women's movement beginning to gradually exit stage left and an almost undying stereotype of feminists as bitter and/or ugly and/or lesbian and/or asexual man-haters, how can young women today move forward the cause of women? Perhaps by reinventing the public image of what is female and setting forth a new more modern archetype. The Girls' Club (117 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is helping to inspire this process with a film series call Chick Flicks. Run in conjunction with a photography exhibition called "Re-Framing the Feminine," the film series features challenging and unexpected depictions of women. This week's flick, Office Killer, starring Molly Ringwald and Jeanne Tripplehorn, shows a woman who is pushed to the edge of quiet desperation and ultimately finds solace in murdering her coworkers. Someone's got a case of the Mondays! Also being screened is Scenic Jogging, a video by local artist Jillian Mayer. The event is free. Visit girlsclubcollection.org, or call 954-828-9151.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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