Jim Carroll

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Wonder Women: Banter goes to the movies

A discussion on pop culture’s representation of female power on screens and in print as part of the GAZE festival

Thu, Jul 25, 2013, 09:00


It’s all go, go, go round Banter parts at present. Tonight, we have the Anti Room ladies around for “BUT what about the MENZ?!” when four likely lads Stephen Donnelly TD, Patrick Freyne, John Byrne and Mark O’Halloran join hosts Anna Carey and Sinéad Gleeson to talk about feminism.

Next Thursday (August 1), we welcome the mighty Peter Hook to Banter – tickets are going va-va-vroom for this one so it might be an idea to get same before the weekend.

The following Thursday (August 8), we have our eagerly awaited three-banterings-in-one-night summer special as Banter On the Liffey moves on a gondola between the Workman’s Club, the Grand Social and the Twisted Pepper with guests Tony Fenton (talking about his life on and off the wireless), Fergal McCathy (the visual artist behind Liffeytown and No Man’s Land talking about his relationship with the river) and Sam McGrath from Come Here to Me (on the life and times of some of the city’s most celebrated music venues).

Then, we’re off to Kilkenny, alas not by gondola, for three big ol’ sessions at the Kilkenny Arts Festival on August 10, 14 and 17.

In the middle of all that, we’re delighted to accept an invitation from the GAZE International LGBT Film Festival to host a panel at their event.

To coincide with a screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, our Wonder Women panel will be discussing pop culture’s representation of female power on screens and in print.

Join director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Film Fatale’s Anna Taylor, Splinister writer Maura McHugh and myself for the discussion at the Lighthouse on Saturday August 3 following the 4.30pm screening of the documentary. Admission is free if you have a ticket for the screening.

More information on the GAZE programme here.