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‘Grrrls on Film’ Festival at LMU




Jury member visual artist Floria Sigismondi speaks onstage during the TIFF Awards Brunch during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Jury member visual artist Floria Sigismondi speaks onstage during the TIFF Awards Brunch during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
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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.

Guests:

Evelyn McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media and author of four books, including “Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways

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