The Reel History of Modern Women in Cinema

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Taught by Mara Reinstein

I’m the longtime film critic of Us Weekly magazine, a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and creator of My mom likes to brag that I’m a “Top Critic” on Rotten Tomatoes. I’m also a contributing entertainment editor of Parade magazine. Dame Judi Dench once called my apartment. You can read more at   

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Fanny Brice. Ellen Ripley. Thelma. Louise. Wonder Woman. 

These are just some of the heroines that have helped shape the modern woman experience in film. No longer ditzy and obedient “Girl Fridays,” these characters — and the fierce, non-comformist actresses who played them — shattered stereotypes, stirred our emotions and and changed the way we think. 

So who are these groundbreakers and why are their movies more relevant than ever? 

Join me as I take you on a fascinating and entertaining journey through the past 50 years of Modern Women in Cinema. We’ll watch classic clips, and discuss the past, present and future of females in film (Two words: "Captain Marvel."). I promise you’ll have the time of your life — and you’ll definitely want what she’s having. Just remember: There’s no crying in movies. Except when you’re watching "Terms of Endearment."  


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