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” In her latest documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, Guevara-Flanagan talks with TV’s Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, The Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, second-wave feminism icon Gloria Steinem, and third-wave feminist/punk rocker Kathleen Hanna about this comic icon’s influence on the American zeitgeist over the past 70 years. And as the clip below—courtesy of THR —shows, the filmmaker also reveals how Wonder Woman has inspired everyday women, like Carmela Lane, a Wonder Woman fan and mom… ” Cinema Blen
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.
EVEN if you’re not sure who Rowland S Howard is you’ll know his song Shivers: “My baby’s so vain she is almost a mirror/And the sound of her name sends a permanent shiver down my spine.” Released as a single in 1978 by The Birthday Party (then known as The Boys Next Door) and sung by Nick Cave, Shivers was written by Howard when he was just 16 years old. As Cave remarks in this documentary tribute to his former bandmate, the song is so perfect and accomplished that if you wrote it you could almost “hang your (expletive) guitar up and go do something else”.
Autoluminescent Rowland S. Howard (2011)
From myth to legend Rowland Howard appeared on the early Melbourne punk scene like a phantom out of Kafkaesque Prague or Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A beautifully gaunt and gothic aristocrat, the unique distinctive fury of his guitar style shot him directly into the imagination of a generation.
He was impeccable, the austerity of his artistry embodied in his finely wrought form, his obscure tastes and his intelligently wry wit. He radiated a searing personal integrity that never seemed to tarnish.
Despite the trials and tribulations of his career, in an age of makeover and reinvention, Rowland Howard never ‘sold out’. With recent and moving interviews, archival interviews and other fascinating and original footage, AUTOLUMINESCENT traces the life of Rowland S Howard.
Capturing moments with the man himself and intimate missives from those who knew him behind closed doors; words and images etch light into what has always been the mysterious dark.
Produced by Richard Lowenstein, Andrew de Groot, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Genevieve McGuckin & Rowland S. Howard
Directed by Lynn-Maree Milburn & Richard Lowenstein
Written by Lynn-Maree Milburn Cinematography by Andrew de Groot
DRAGONSLAYER (2011) OFFICIAL TRAILER
DRAGONSLAYER documents the transgressions of a lost skate punk falling in love in the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton, California in the aftermath of America’s economic collapse. Taking the viewer through a golden SoCal haze of broken homes, abandoned swimming pools and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.
DRAGONSLAYER captures the life and times of Josh “Skreech” Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father, as his endless summer finally collides with the future. Set to the alternately roaring and dreamy soundtrack of bands from the indie label Mexican Summer and Kemado Records–including Best Coast, Bipolar Bear, Children, Dungen, Eddy Current and the Suppression Ring, Golden Triangle, Jacuzzi Boys, Little Girls, Real Estate, The Soft Pack, Saviours, as well as DEATH and Thee Oh Sees–DRAGONSLAYER is a punk-rock manifesto to youth, love and learning to survive after the decline of western civilization.
Review from Slash Film