Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Important film from Salem Progressive Film Series: "Killing Us Softly"

Killing Us Softly 4

papersThursday, April 14, 2011
7 p.m., Grand Theater

In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity. The film marshals a range of new print and television advertisements to lay bare a stunning pattern of damaging gender stereotypes -- images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality. By bringing Kilbourne's groundbreaking analysis up to date, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

Grand Theater, 191 High Street NE, Salem, Oregon

Doors open at 6:15p, Films begin at 7p

Adults $4, Students $3

Contact numbers: 503-881-5305, 503-779-5288