- Special Event
The Girl in the Show (Special Event)
The Girl in the Show
Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 PM
Aperture Cinema, Winston Salem, NC
- Ticket Price: $12.50
- Show Type: Special Event
Work in Progress Screening and Book Signing with Author and Filmmaker Anna Fields!
From an award-winning filmmaker, a humorous retrospective of comediennes, exploring the ways in which women’s comedy and women’s liberation have evolved together.
With powerhouses like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer dominating the entertainment landscape and with memoirs from today’s most vocal feminist comedians shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential.
Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show explores how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to give women a stronger voice in the ongoing fight for equality. From I Love Lucy to SNL to today’s rising cable and web series stars, Anna Fields’s entertaining, thoughtful, and candid retrospective combines personal narratives with the historical, political, and cultural contexts of the feminist movement.
With interview subjects such as Abbi Jacobson, Molly Shannon, Mo Collins, and Lizz Winstead—as well as actresses, stand-up comics, writers, producers, and female comedy troupes—Fields shares true stories of wit and heroism from some of our most treasured (and underrepresented) artists. Creating a blueprint for the feminist comedians of tomorrow using lessons of the past, The Girl in the Show encourages readers to revel in—and rebel against—our collective ideas of “women’s comedy.”