The Library continues its film series showcasing the diverse roles of girls as cinematic storytellers with the Sundance Film Festival-winning drama Circumstance (2011; R; Persian with English subtitles). It follows a young, free-spirited Tehranian woman who falls in love with her best friend—in a repressive country that deems the relationship illicit.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Erin Hamer-Beck leads a subsequent discussion.
The Girlhood and Cinema series explores how adolescent girls use media to tell their stories and how social influences, technology, audience expectations, consumerism, and historical and cultural fluctuations help frame the girls’ perception and narrative.
Co-sponsored by the UMKC Department of Communications Studies.