Mar 16, 2012

Free Screening of "Miss Representation" at FVCC

Flathead Valley Community College, in conjunction with the American Association of University Women Kalispell branch, will continue its President’s Lecture Series with a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Miss Representation” on March 20.  The film, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, explores how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel empowered.

The film showcases stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics such as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.  The film’s startling facts and statistics aim to leave audience members shaken and armed with new perspectives.

Immediately following the film, attendees are invited to take part in a discussion facilitated by FVCC President Jane Karas, Ph.D.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in the large community meeting room inside the Arts and Technology Building on the college’s campus in Kalispell.  For more information about the event, call 756-3832.  To learn more about the film or to view the trailer, visit