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Women in Rock Portrayed in Film Series

BOONE — Feminism and music are explored in the documentary film “The Righteous Babes.” The film is part of the Appalachian State University Women’s Studies Spring Film Series and Women’s History Month. The film will be shown Wednesday, March 22, in I.G. Greer Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Acclaimed filmmaker Pratibha Parmar explores the intersection of feminism with popular music, focusing on female recording artists’ roles in the 1990s and their influence on the modern woman.

Performance footage is mixed with interviews with musicians, theorists and journalists including Sinead O’Connor, Chrissie Hynde, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Camille Paglia and Gloria Steinem.

Dr. Eva Hyatt, associate professor of marketing, will lead a question and answer discussion. A performance by the band Feminazis will follow the film. Hyatt’s field of expertise includes consumer behavior focusing on product, symbolism and the social cohesion aspects of consumption. She has also studied feminist analysis and public policy implications of various marketplace behaviors. She earned a B.A. at the University of California at Berkley, a M.B.A. at Louisiana State University, and a Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Admission is free and the film is open to the public. Call the Women’s Studies Office at 262-7603 for additional information.