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Women and Gender Studies

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2154

Women and Gender Studies

Varner Hall, Room 217
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2154

young woman seated on a wooden bench with others behind her

Film Festival

Each spring, the OU Women and Gender Studies program presents a film festival featuring compelling and thought-provoking documentaries, panel discussions, refreshments and stimulating conversation. Free and open to the public, all are welcome to lean a critical and insightful eye to current topics of importance to the women and gender studies community.

2021 WGS Film Festival

The 39th Annual Women and Gender Studies Film Festival: March 2023

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comic

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Previous Film Festivals

Current and Previous Film Festival Topics

  • 2021 - 2022 No Box for Me: An Intersex Story
  • 2020 - 2021 KIKI (2016)
  • 2019 - 2020 Kiki - Event Canceled due to Covid-19, rescheduled for March 2021
  • 2018 - 2019 Challenging Femme Phobia: Breaking the Gender Binary  in Queer Communities
  • 2017 - 2018 She's Beautiful When She's Angry
  • 2016 - 2017 STYLE BEYOND THE BINARY: Transgender Visibility and Recognition
  • 2015 - 2016 GAME NOT OVER: Gender and Digital Culture
  • 2014 - 2015 American Revolution­ary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
  • 2013 - 2014 Grrrls at the Mic: Power & Protest in Punk and Hip Hop
  • 2012 - 2013 Bully
  • 2011 - 2012 Miss Representation
  • 2010 - 2011 From Hysteria to Disorder: Manufacturing Disorder of Female Sexual Desire
  • 2009 - 2010 Women in War / Women on War
  • 2008 - 2009 On Our Way to the White House? Women and Electoral Politics
  • 2007 - 2008 Revolutionary Women in the Work Force
  • 2006 - 2007 Women and Globalization: Merchants or Merchandise?
  • 2005 - 2006 Why Can't I Look Like that Model?
  • 2004 - 2005 Muslim Women, in their own words
  • 2003 - 2004 Women and Sports
  • 2002 - 2003 Are you a Woman? Or a Man?
  • 2001 - 2002 Fast Talking Dames
  • 2000 - 2001 Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood
  • 1999 - 2000 All Dressed Up: Underpinnings of Feminism in Film and Fashion
  • 1998 - 1999 Breaking Silences: Representations of Women in the Non-Western World
  • 1997 - 1998 Journey to Community: Women, AIDS and Film
  • 1996 - 1997 The Ties That Bind: Families in Film
  • 1995 - 1996 Women and Work in Contemporary Film
  • 1994 - 1995 Telling Women's Lives