The Bechdel Film Club is an opportunity to watch new and classic films that pass the Bechdel Test. The test was created by Allison Bechdel, it highlights how women are underrepresented in film. There are three simple criterion:
1. There must be two women in the film, both with names
2. The two women must talk to each other
3. They must talk about something other than a man.
This week's movie is Where Do We Go Now, deirected by Nadine Labaki. In the film, Christians and Muslims lived peacefully together for years in this small Lebanese village, but animosities begin to build among the men as a result of slights and misunderstandings. The women of the village conspire to avert sectarian strife though a series of harebrained plans, none of which succeeds in slowing down the escalating spiral of violence. When tragedy strikes, the women find themselves driven to make a deeply personal sacrifice for the sake of peace.
Dinner will be provided.
Open to all undergraduate & graduate students, staff, faculty and administrators.