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February 23, 2001

UW-RF Celebrates Women's History Month

In recognition of Womenıs History Month in March, the Womenıs Studies Program and the International Film Series at UW-River Falls will co-sponsor a number of events around the theme "Women and Film." All events are free and open to the public.

International Films will be featured on Thursdays in Centennial Science Hall, Room 127, from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Films are scheduled as follows:

Thursday, March 1 ­ The 1999 Spanish film, "All About My Mother," Margarita Hendrickson, professor of modern languages, will lead the discussion.

Thursday, March 8 ­ The 1995 Dutch film, "Antoniaıs Line." Dean Gorden Hedahl of the College of Arts and Sciences will lead the discussion.

Thursday, March 29 - "Women of the Americas," a collection of five film shorts from Puerto Rico, Mexico and Colombia. Charlotte Saenz-Boldt, director of the Directorıs Chair Board and co-director of Street Level Youth Media, will be keynote speaker for the feature.

Films and Food is the topic for a series of brown bag lunches at which participants will view and discuss short films from the Women in the Directorıs Chair film series, "Mirror Images." Each event will feature different films, and will be held in South Hall, Room 127, at noon. The schedule is:

Monday, March 5 ­ Betty Bergland, history professor, will lead the discussion.

Wednesday, March 7 ­ Tricia Davis, sociology professor, will lead the discussion.

Monday, March 12 ­ Leslie Bleskachek, TV Services, will lead the discussion.

Wednesday, March 28 ­ Leslie Bleskachek, TV Services, will highlight her own film, "Women Entrepreneurs in Nicaragua."

Women and Film Who Changed the World , a talk and video clip presentation by Professors Tricia Davis, sociology; Sandy Ellis, journalism; and Carole Gerster, English, will be held on Monday, March 26, in South Hall, Room 127, at noon.

Daughters of Africa, a history of black women from slave ship survivors to stars of the silver screen, will be held on Monday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium.

Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow: Favorite Lines by or About Women in Films is an open-mike session for students, faculty, staff and administrators to read a favorite line and/or show a video clip of their favorite line by or about women in film. The event will be held in the breezeway of Chalmer Davee Library on Friday, March 9, from 3:30-5 p.m. Jenny Brantley, English professor, will facilitate the session.

Lionıs Paw Book Club, will offer a discussion of "In Country," a novel by Bobby Ann Mason, and the film adaptation by Norman Jewison. Copies of the novel are available in the bookstore. The video and DVD versions of the film are on reserve in the Chalmer Davee Library.

For more information, call Barbara Werner, speech communication and theatre arts, at 715-425-4895.

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