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Arts & Culture

Higher, Further, Faster: Women Leading Superhero Films (and the World)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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"Superheroes have always been predominantly male. We’re trying to embrace and celebrate the female superhero." – Vera Camden

First appearing in a comic in 1968 as a supporting character, then in her own solo series in 1977 as Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel was finally introduced to the world in a comic in 2012. Born Carol Danvers, she was an officer in the Air Force and the head editor of a woman's magazine - she did this all before and as she continues to be a superhero! As Captain Marvel, she has superhuman strength, can fly at roughly six times the speed of sound, a premonition for terrible events, and can manipulate energy, along with other abilities. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), she is the most powerful superhero around. And on March 8th, when Captain Marvel is released into theatres, she may become the most powerful superhero in our universe, as well.

Captain Marvel is the first woman featured and women-co-directed film in the MCU - following quickly on the heels of DC Comics Wonder Woman, released in 2017. However, history has always featured strong women, from the days of Joan of Arc to the 117 women elected to Congress this past year.

What does this newly found visibility for women mean for future generations? Why is Captain Marvel different? And who is still missing from film and other mainstream media?

Join us for a special free panel as we discuss the significance of representation and the impacts that has for people of all genders.

Location: The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, 44102

Schedule: 7 p.m. Doors open
7:30 p.m. Event begins
8:45 p.m. Event ends

This event is free - no registration required.

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