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Word Week Celebrates International Women’s Day
March 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0Free
Word Week celebrates International Women’s Day, Friday, May 8 with “Thelma & Louise: Back Behind the Wheel.” Remember this iconic road movie directed by Ridley Scott in 1991 about two friends on a heady weekend trip that turns crazy as they become desperados in a high-speed flight from the law? Remember how they drove off the cliff? Would Thelma and Louise have more options today? Would they need to drive off a cliff into the Grand Canyon or could they turn around and forge a life? How far have women come 25 years on? Indeed, have things really changed for women? 7pm, Folio Books San Francisco with San Francisco Chronicle film critic Ruthe Stein, documentary filmmaker Wendy Slick, law professor Susan Rutberg, and moderator Maxine Einhorn. Free admission.
This is a Word Week 2019 event. Word Week is Noe Valley’s annual literary festival. For a full listing of Word Week 2019 events, go to http://bit.ly/2WXT09H.
Ruthe Stein is the senior movie writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the film industry for 20 years, writing reviews, celebrity profiles, and industry trend stories. She also created the Chronicle Film Series bringing celebrities to San Francisco to talk about their work.
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Wendy Slick is a producer, director, writer and editor. Her women’s rights documentary “Passion and Power” had a successful theater run, following its Lincoln Center premiere. Her work has won trophies and plaques from numerous film festivals.
As a public defender, Susan developed innovative techniques to humanize trial lawyering. As a professor at Golden Gate Law School, Susan taught trial advocacy and directed clinics. In 2002, she founded Golden Gate’s Innocence Project.
Maxine taught film studies, communications, and media literacy in London colleges for over 25 years before joining KQED’s Education Department. She has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Film. She is now senior programmer for the Mostly British Film Festival.