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(more) feminist horrors & monstrous women

25 Aug

(more) feminist horrors & monstrous women

the lgac film screening series is back!
last month it was all about the supernatural and unexplainable…
…this month is about women whose bodies have become the stuff of nightmares.

where: aka autonomous social centre (the black and red house at the corner of queen st and wellington st)

when: august 30

GINGER SNAPS (2000) 6:30PM
JENNIFER’S BODY (2009) 9:00PM

come hang out with us and watch some horror movies!
the night will include a quick introduction, 2 movies, with a break in between for snacks, smokes, chats, etc, and ending with an optional discussion.

FREE / BY DONATION
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE SPACE
GENDER-NEUTRAL WASHROOMS
TRIGGER SUPPORT PROVIDED
CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST – EMAIL US!

cultural fears around women and women’s bodies often get played out as tales of monstrosity and horror. for example, the femme fatale, the medusa and the vagina dentata are narrative tropes that simultaneously demonize (figuratively or literally) and sexualize feminized bodies. the stories containing these tropes sometimes juxtapose the monstrous female body against male violence and structural misogyny. this screening series attempts to critically deal with misogynist culture’s treatment of women’s bodies by looking at how cultural norms become embedded within films.
we see monstrosity as a reclaimable site of power, and a confrontation of gendered violence. we want to provide a space to negotiate these narratives in a way that is explicitly feminist. the framing of the discussions will be anti-racist, anti-oppressive and will actively strive to provide a safer space to all those who experiences gendered & sexualized marginalization.

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