The Contender
Edmonton International Women's Film Fest
USA/Germany 2000, 126 min, Dir: Rod Lurie
Screenings:
  • Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:00PM

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A political thriller about Laine Hanson, a senator who is nominated to become Vice President following the death of the previous office holder. During the confirmation process, Laine is the victim of a vicious attack on her personal life in which stories of sexual deviancy are spread. She is torn as to whether she should fight back, or stick to her high principles and refuse to comment on the allegations.

Pre-show at 5:30:

Authors' Panel: Members of the 2016 Borderlines Writers Circle including: Tazeen Hasan, Kate Rittner-Werkman, Asma Sayed, and Nermeen Youssef

Entertainment: Spoken Word Poet - Marina Reid Hale, Singer & Songwriter - Jessica Heine,

Presentation: Prof. Linda Trimble "How the Media Sexualizes Women Prime Ministers"

Representation: Lana Cuthbertson of Equal Voice

Thanks to the Writers' Guild of Alberta and to SkirtsAFire HerArts Festival representatives.


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