F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival to feature documentary, “The Invisible War,” and talk by Jennifer Pozner
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:19pm
UNC Asheville's annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival takes place March 4-5 with a screening of the documentary about sexual assault in the military, "The Invisible War," and a talk by media analyst Jennifer Pozner, "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex and sheer common sense!)."
This year's F-Word Festival events are:
- "The Invisible War" – This feature-length documentary by Kirby Dick explores the problem of sexual assault in the U.S. military. It was a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, an Academy Award nominee, and was named one of the 10 best films of 2012 by Time magazine. The screening takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, in UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union Grotto. There will be a post-screening discussion led by a panel of UNC Asheville students and faculty.
- "Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (...and men, people of color, the economy, love, sex and sheer common sense!)" – Jennifer Pozner, founder and executive director of Women in Media & News, is also the author of "Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV" (Seal Press, 2010). Pozner formerly directed the Women's Desk at the media watchdog group, FAIR, and she has appeared as a commentator on ABC, FOX, and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Pozner's talk takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in UNC Asheville's Sherrill Center, Mountain View room.
The F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival: A Celebration of Images By and About Women but for All Audiences) is sponsored by UNC Asheville's Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
All festival events are free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.