Women and Gender Studies 30th annual Film Festival
4/5/2014, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Women and Gender Studies Program 30th annual Film Festival presents "Grrrls at the mic: Power and Prtest in punk and hip hop." Join us in the Gold Rooms in the Oakland Center for two films, "Grrrl Love and Revolution," and "Say My Name."
The event also features a special performance by the members of The Foundation: Detroit Women in Hip Hop.
Grrrl Love and Revolution:
Fed up with the calcification of punk into a male-dominated, misogynistic and increasingly mainstream movement, the birth of Riot Grrrl in the late 1980s brought together feminism and pop culture in an empowering, noisy union. Filmmaker Abby Moser was at the heart of the NYC Riot Grrrl movement, filming them between 1993 and 1996, creating an invaluable archive for students learning the history of feminism. Interweaving contem-porary interviews with archival footage, this documentary examines the role of Riot Grrrl in launching third-wave feminism, and changing the face of women in music for future generations.
Say My Name:
In a hip hop and R&B world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, unstoppable female lyricists speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs. This worldwide documentary takes viewers on a vibrant tour of urban culture and mu-sical movement, from hip hop's birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London's Eastside, to Philly, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and L.A., and points in between. This powerful documentary delves into the amazing personal stories of women balancing professional dreams with the stark realities of poor urban communities, race, sexism, and motherhood.
Gold Rooms, Oakland Center
Rochester MI, 48309