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Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.  The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Local Screening:  There will be a local screening of Miss Representation on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre located at 36 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC. Proceeds from the tickets are being split between the Junior League of Asheville and Girls on the Run of WNC. Tickets are available for $10 and may be purchased one of the following ways:

  1. Online, by visiting:
  2. In person: Visit Girls on the Run at: 50 South French Broad Ave.
    Suite 249 (2nd floor of United Way building); the Junior League of Asheville at 29 Biltmore Avenue (2nd floor above Van Dyke Jewelry and Fine Crafts); or tickets will be available at the Fine Arts Theatre box office the night of the event (based on availability)

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem.  The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.


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