Saturday, December 03, 2011

Rep. Cariddi and Saldo in post-screening discussion of "Miss Representation" at Images on Monday

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The documentary, MISS REPRESENTATION will screen a second time at Images Cinema on Monday, 12/5 at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion with state representative Gail Cariddi, and public television host and journalist Carrie Saldo.

Janet Curran, Images managing director, said other panelists will be announced at Admission is $5. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street.

MISS REPRESENTATION explores how the medias misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions ofpower and influence. In a society where media is the most persuasiveforce shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our youngwomen and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman's value and powerlie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as aleader. While women have made great strides in leadership over thepast few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

GAIL CARIDDI is the First Berkshire District State Representative, and the first woman to hold that position. She was a City Councilor for North Adams for twenty years.

CARRIE SALDO is the host of Connecting Point on WGBY. Prior to that, she was Berkshire Bureau Chief at WAMC Northeast Public Radio where she earned awards from the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow foundation. She cut her teeth as a general assignment reporter at the Berkshire Eagle and the North Adams Transcript.

This screening of Miss Representation is co-sponsored by the Women of Color Resource Center and the Womens Center at Williams College, and Images Cinema.

The only one of its kind in Berkshire County, Images Cinema is a year-round non-profit, member-supported community film house that presents a wide range of films that impact filmmaking and our culture. Images continuously seeks to entertain, educate and engage the community with quality programming, while maintaining its dedication to independent film and media.

Images Cinema serves organic popcorn, real butter, locally-made baked goods, and naturally sweetened sodas, as well as traditional concessions fare. Images Cinema is supported inpart by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Check for up-to-date happenings at


SOURCE: Images Cinema