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Free screening of "Miss Representation" on March 20 offers insights into women's portrayal in media

March 7, 2012


Jennifer Siebel Newsom, director of the film "Miss Representation," speaks with a young student about the current perceptions about women in a scene from the film. Siebel Newsom will be at a screening of the film, scheduled March 20 at Bozeman's Ellen's Theater, and will also participate in a panel of accomplished Montana women that will follow the screening. She will also meet with a group from Bozeman High School to discuss issues posed in the film. "Miss Representation" is one of the highlights of the MSU College of Arts and Architecture's President's Fine Arts Series. The series, which will salute Women's History Month, features a series of artistic and cultural events focusing on women in the arts.   High-Res Available

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The director of a dynamic new film that explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence will appear at a free screening of the film set 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Ellen Theater in downtown Bozeman.

The "Miss Representation," a film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, is part of "In a Different Voice," the Montana State University College of Arts and Architecture's President's Fine Arts Series featuring a series of artistic and cultural events focusing on women in the arts in celebration of Women's History Month.

The screening will be followed by a panel with Newsom, MSU President Waded Cruzado, Arlynn "Arni" Fishbaugh, executive director of the Montana Arts Council, and Joe Thiel, MSU student and student regent on the Montana Board of Regents.

This event is free; however, seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets are available on www.theellentheatre.com or by calling (406) 585-5885.

The "Miss Representation" screening and discussion is just one event of the month-long series of free art, architecture and photo exhibitions as well as film screenings and a musical performance, all focused on women that began March 1 at MSU.

For more information about the series, or to check the most updated schedule, go to http://www.montana.edu/caa/ or email the college caa@montana.edu or call (406) 994-6654. For a map of MSU buildings, see http://www.montana.edu/campusmap/
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.

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