Yep, you heard that right! BUST is partnering with the Athena Film Festival to give our readers a free pair of tickets to one of the following movie screenings:
WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 PM, Held Auditorium, Barnard College
Tracing the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and superheroines in film from the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! examines how popular representations of women reflect society’s anxieties about women’s power and liberation. Goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real life superheroines as well.
Women Aren't Funny
Directed by Bonnie McFarlane and Rich Vos
Saturday, February 9 at 9:00 PM, Diana Event Oval, Barnard College
Female comedian Bonnie McFarlane sets out along with fellow comedian and husband Rich Vos (and their adorable 3-year-old) to find out once and for all if women are funny and report her unbiased findings in this important documentary film. Working around stand up gigs, quarrelling with her husband and parenting their daughter, Bonnie manages to squeeze in interviews with a wide range of comedians, club owners, talent bookers and writers about why there remains such a pervasive, negative stereotype about women in comedy.
We'll be randomly selecting eight lucky people to win a pair of tickets to one of these screenings. To win, comment below with the name of your favorite documentary! (I know it's now a controversial choice, but Being Elmo is my fave. Always and forever.)
Winners will be chosen on Monday, February 4, so stay tuned!
The fabulous people at Athena are also offering $5 student tickets and $10 tickets for BUST readers (with code BUSTAFF21 at checkout). Check out the rest of the lineup here.
UPDATE: Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winners!
Lex (Dear Zachary: A Letter to His Son About His Father)
ladiechels (American: The Bill Hicks Story)
gnaomi (The Horse Boy)
rebeccahenna (The Invisible War)
Daniel Pecoraro (Jiro Dreams of Sushi)
Hannah (Born Into Brothels)
Wallis (Miss Representation)
Azure (Paris Is Burning)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name (and we'll make sure you get a plus-one!).
Posters via athenafilmfestival.com and kpcenter.org
Maggie Carr has written about TV, feminism, fashion, and other kinds of lady business for BUST and Thought Catalog, among others. She's never not tweeting about Kanye West at @racecarr.