Appetizers provided by Millwood Junction Restaurant, and FREE preview screening of MAKERS: Women in Comedy followed by a community discussion. Mancos Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 211 West First Street, Mancos.
MAKERS: Women in Comedy tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of ‘70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. Contemporary comics talk about where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. Produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Narrated by Leslie Mann.
Women in Comedy is one of six episodes in the MAKERS series that profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years in industries once largely closed to women — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women known and unknown, viewers will be given a rare glimpse—sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always candid—of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields. Community Cinema is presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Women & Girls Lead, and Rocky Mountain PBS. For more information visit http://www.makers.com/documentary/womenincomedy
“MAKERS is not just a media project, it is a movement,” said Dyllan McGee, Founder and Executive Producer of MAKERS. “Each documentary in this six-part series examines the impact of the women’s movement on six fields once largely closed to women. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media reports that since 1946, gender inequality on screen has remained largely unchanged and unchecked and our goal at MAKERS is to help change that statistic.”
MAKERS: Women in Comedy, Women in Space, and Women in Hollywood will be featured in Community Cinema screenings taking place in over 85 cities across the country starting in September. Visit http://www.pbs.org/cinema for more details.