Directed By Women is Underway at Your Library

     – Posted by Nancy P

The global viewing party Directed by Women is underway, and Seattle Public Library is part of it! Join the global party this September, as people across the United States and around the world in United Kingdom, Ireland, Turkey, India, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Canada and Australia celebrate women directors and their works.

The celebration began with my sister Barbara, who’s lifelong interest in women’s issues and film prompted her to find out about and watch movies directed by women. Her passion for this expanded to invite everyone in the world to appreciate women film makers and their films!

The Seattle Public Library will be screening films directed by women at locations all around the city. Among the films coming up in the next two weeks are:

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, ‘Shola Lynch’s documentary, chronicles the life of activist Angela Davis from her beginnings in Alabama, the influence of her studies in Germany, her academic career, political engagement, fugitive status, imprisonment and continued role as a public figure. This will be shown at the Central Library on Sunday, September 6, 1 – 3 p.m

The 1994 version of Little Women tells the story of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy growing up with their beloved Marmee, while their father is fighting in the Civil War. In spite of tragedies, the bonds of the close family hold even when men friends appear. Directed by Gillian Armstrong. This film will be shown at the Greenwood Branch on Wednesday, September 9 form 1-3:15 p.m.

Desert Flower tells the real-life story of Waris Dirie, a poor girl who flees an arranged marriage in Somalia, winds up in London and becomes one of the world’s most recognizable supermodels, who also speaks out against female genital mutilation. Directed by Sherry Hormann. Showing at the Douglass-Truth Library on Sunday, September 13 from 2-4:30 p.m.

Check out the rest of the Seattle Public Library series listings, as well as lists of books about women directors and movies for kids and adults. In addition to library screenings, we invite you to host viewing parties in your homes using the lists of women-directed films that are part of the Library’s collection, or watch movies streaming on your handheld device! Seattle Public Library is mentioned in this article about Directed by Women! Scarecrow Video is also hosting Directed by Women screenings and events.

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