I could fill a month’s worth of blog posts with
reasonsexcuses why I haven’t blogged muchat all in the last six weeks or so, but here’s one of them: the Women’s Winter Film Series. It’s a project of the Women’s Committee of We Stand Together / Estamos Todos Juntos (WST/ETJ), of which I’m a part, and would never have happened without the support of the island’s libraries.
The second film in the series, Frida, will be shown at 6 p.m. tonight, February 6, at the Edgartown library. Virginia Munro, the library’s program director, has always got her own film series going: I’ve learned that if she schedules it, it’s worth driving across the island to see it. (West Tisbury people tend to kvetch about how far away Edgartown and Oak Bluffs are.)
She chose Frida for the Women’s Winter Film Series before star Salma Hayek went public in the New York Times about her harassment by the disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. In her art, and often in self-portraits, Frida Kahlo explored the intersecting influences of sex, class, colonialism, and more in the mid–twentieth century. So the film is timely on several levels.
Here’s the beautiful poster designed by Max King for the Women’s Winter Film Series, complete with schedule. There’s more about the series and the Women’s Committee on our very own website. Check us out!