Last chance for two films about authenticity

Last chance for two films about authenticity

These two stories showing at FilmScene are set thousands of miles, and hundreds of years, apart. One features several actors considered legends; the other is a project of admired newcomers. One centers around a building, and the other revolves around a garden. But the...
Team Indigenous educates through roller derby

Team Indigenous educates through roller derby

The inclusive, empowering sport of roller derby is becoming a vehicle for indigenous women to speak out and make a difference. The nationwide Team Indigenous Rising Roller Derby, originally formed in 2018, announced its new team in April. Team Indigenous includes 25...
Intersectionality: don’t fear failure

Intersectionality: don’t fear failure

Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw first coined the term “intersectionality” in the late 1980s to describe the unique experiences of black women in the context of feminism. Crenshaw posited that because black women experienced both sexism and racism, these oppressive institutions...
Pro baseball: sexism institutionalized

Pro baseball: sexism institutionalized

To this day, people still think of softball as a sport for girls (or beer-bellied middle-aged men), and baseball as a sport for boys. Did you know “A League of Their Own” almost wasn’t made, because studios didn’t believe Americans would pay to see a movie about women...