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"WONDER WOMEN!" TO BE FEATURED AT MPTV'S COMMUNITY CINEMA

February 8, 2013


MPTV Recognizes Women's History Month with Documentary That Examines Popular Representations of Women

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Milwaukee Public Television's Community Cinema will offer a preview and discussion of WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The preview event, which takes place at Discovery World, is free and open to the public.

From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940's to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. The documentary goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines.

Following the screening, a panel of experts will be available for questions and discussion, including Dr. Amy Shapiro, Philosophy professor and co-director of the Women's and Gender Studies program at Alverno College; Lara Stache, a PhD student in Communication at UW-Milwaukee; and Phil Rippke, a lecturer with a Master's degree in Communication from UW-Milwaukee.

WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES will be broadcast in April 2013.

MPTV Community Cinema previews local and national films monthly, September through May. With the exception of a "special preview," all previews are held at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. For more details, call (414) 297-7520.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
For more information, visit www.mptv.org.
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Contact:
Erin Eaton, Publicist/Grant Writer
E: eatones@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-8229

Darlyne Haertlein, Manager-Community Relations
E: haertled@matc.edu
P: (414) 297-7518