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Friday, September 11, 2009

UNM Women's Resource Center Fall Film Schedule

The Women's Resource Center at UNM has resumed its weekly free film series. Films are screened at Noon on Fridays at the WRC group room. Bring a lunch and enjoy. Click for a schedule (p. 3) of films to be shown from September thru November, 2009.

"Generation M: Misogyny in Media & Culture" is scheduled for next Friday, September 18. The one-hour film tracks the destructive dynamics of misogyny across a broad and disturbing range of media phenomena: including the hypersexualization of commercial products aimed at girls, the explosion of violence in video games aimed at boys, the near-hysterical sexist rants of hip-hop artists and talk radio shock jocks, and the harsh, patronizing caricatures of femininity and feminism that reverberate throughout the mainstream of American popular culture.

On Friday, September 25, the Center will screen "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes," a one-hour film directed by Byron Hurt. Hurt conceived the documentary as a “loving critique” of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood.

The Center is located at the back of Mesa Vista Hall (see map). For $1.75 an hour you can park at the vistor's ramp (see parking ), which is a short walk to the Center, but a little tricky to get to.

September 11, 2009 at 12:55 PM in Events, Film, Women's Issues | Permalink