Bechdel Tested: Big Eyes

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Bechdel Tested: Big Eyes
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Join the Revue Cinema for the second installment of our latest series, Bechdel Tested. This event will focus on Women in Art and feature the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated movie Big Eyes. Accompanying the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in the art world. We'll also have prizes to be won, drinks to be drunk, and mingling with other cinephiles, artists, and feminists!

Our last event was a packed house, so get your tickets now!

About the series: Bechdel Tested tackles topics of women's representation in various fields. Like the Bechdel Test itself, this series shines a light on women in diverse roles in their respective industries, the challenges of maintaining those positions, and how to create better representation and inclusion for all women.

Each bi-monthly event focuses on women in a specific industry. We screen a women-centric film which is relevant to a particular occupation, feature a panel discussion with experts and leaders in their field, as well as networking and drinks. Our mission is to advance women's roles in various industries through public discussion, community building, and cinema.

About the film: In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves extraordinary fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she plays along as a means of self-preservation. It isn't until the Keanes' marriage comes to an end and a lawsuit follows that the truth finally comes to light.

Curated by Erica Shiner and Liz Leia

Series sponsor: cléo Journal
Event sponsors: Feminist Art Conference and Girls Art League
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