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MSU Reel Women film series salutes women in film Thursdays throughout March and April

February 27, 2012

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The Reel Women Film Series, a slate of thought-provoking, humorous, and inspirational films that celebrate the female experience, will be screened Thursdays throughout March and April as part of the Montana State University President's Fine Arts Series saluting women in the arts.

Screenings will take place at 7 p.m. every Thursday throughout March and April, with the exception of March 15, in room 182 of the Visual Communications Building at the corner of 11th and Grant streets. Screenings will be followed by a casual discussion led by members of MSU faculty and staff and the Bozeman community. The film screenings are free and open to the public.

"Through a diverse array of classic, cult, and contemporary films, this series will engage the audience in stories about work and motherhood, girls who find they rock, the art of aging anything but "gracefully," and so much more," according to Gianna Savoie, professor of film at MSU.

Included in the series are two films made by the MSU family. MSU graduate Kate Lain's "Git Along, Little Dogies" and MSU film professor Cindy Stillwell's film "Mating for Life," will screen at 7 p.m. on March 29. Stillwell will lead the discussion following the films.

A complete schedule of the Reel Women Film Series follows:

March 1
"Dance, Girl, Dance." Dorothy Arzner, 1940, 88 minutes. Discussion led by Victoria O'Donnell

March 8
"Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work." Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, 2010, 84 minutes. Discussion led by Tina Buckingham.

March 22
"Girls Rock!" Arne Johnson, Shane King 2007, 89 minutes. Discussion led by Bozeman High School's Project X2.

March 29
"Mating For Life." Cindy Stillwell, 2011, 50 minutes. With, "Git Along, Little Dogies."Kate Lain. 2010, 9 minutes. Discussion led by Cindy Stillwell

April 5
"The Arbor." Clio Bernard, 2010, 90 minutes. Discussion led by Tina Buckingham.

April 12
"Thirteen." Catherine Hardwicke, 2003, 80 minutes. Discussion led by Valerie Harms.

April 19
"Who Does She Think She Is?" Pamela Tanner Boll, Nancy Kennedy, 2009, 84 minutes. Discussion led by Betsy Danforth.

April 26
"Variety." Bette Gordon 1983, 97 minutes. Discussion led by Lucia Ricciardelli.

The President's Fine Arts Series is sponsored by the MSU Office of the President, Ilse Mari and Denny Lee, MSU Leadership Institute, ASMSU, the MSU Women's Center and the MSU College of Arts and Architecture.
For more information about the series, or to check the most updated schedule, go to http://www.montana.edu/wwwdt/ or email the college caa@montana.edu or call (406) 994-6654. For a map of MSU buildings, see http://www.montana.edu/campusmap/

JoDee Palin (406) 994-4406, jpalin@montana.edu