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Film Club: Boundary-breaking Women

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October 7, 2021 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

jennifer’s body

In conjunction with our special exhibition, The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller, we will be hosting a series of film conversations focusing on movies that highlight women who break traditional boundaries.

It works like this: We assign a movie that is available at a low cost or free on one or more digital platforms; we provide you with some questions to get you thinking as you watch the film; we all watch the film on our own; and then we meet virtually for a Zoom conversation facilitated by a Dali staff member.

The fourth film in this new series will be Jennifer’s Body, and the conversation will be curated by our associate director of visitor experience Kayla Dorsey. You can find the film on the following platforms: Hulu (free for members) or as a low-cost ($2.99-$3.99) rental through Google PlayVuduAmazon Prime, and YouTube. Jennifer’s Body is rated R by the MPAA for sexuality, bloody violence, language and brief drug use.

Registration for this event is now closed. All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the event.

To prepare for the discussion, please refer to the following thought starters:

  1. Did you enjoy watching this film?
  2. Did you find the film shocking or provocative?
  3. Describe a moment that you found particularly noteworthy in the film. What was it about the scene that provoked a reaction?
  4. Director Karyn Kusama and Writer Diablo Cody classifies the film as a “feminist horror”. Do you think this movie subverts traditional horror narratives surrounding women? Why or why not?
  5. How did the film portray female relationships?
  6. Do you think this movie was accurately and appropriately promoted to the public?
  7. How do you think the film was impacted by having a “scandalous” figure as the lead?
  8. While the #MeToo movement started in 2006, it was not popularized in Hollywood until 2017 – 8 years after the release of the film. How do you think the cultural events surrounding the #MeToo movement would have changed the public perception of the film and its marketing?
  9. How does Megan Fox fit our film series’ overall theme of boundary-breaking women?
  10. Were you left with any questions or things that you didn’t understand?