Kicking off March 18, Grrrls on Film at Loyola Marymount University is a weekend-long celebration of the feminist acts of making sound and vision.
The festival and forum gathers together pioneers in movies, music, art and activism to address what has become one of the hot-button social justice issues of our time: lack of diverse representation and expression in arts and entertainment. The event borrows its name from the Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s, which fused the Do-It-Yourself credo of punk with Third Wave Feminism’s call for self-determination.
Speakers include Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization, Wayne’s World), Floria Sigismondi (The Runaways), Karyn Kusama (Girlfight), and many more.
Details and how to sign up for screenings and panels can be found here.
Sharon Mooney, filmmaker and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Film & Television
Floria Sigismondi, Film and music video director known for "The Runaways" feature film and music videos for artists including Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, Justin Timberlake