MOON IS A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN AND FILM AND WILL BE PLAYING AT THREE VENUES IN NEWCASTLE THIS OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines has been socking it to the documentary film circuit this year, racking up more plaudits that the warrior princess has taken down racketeers. The film explores the concept of heroic women from the dawn of the superhero in the 1940s to the present day, and features Lynda Carter (pictured), feminist commentator Gloria Steinem, and an array of scholars, writers and fans in splendidly oversize blue pants.

This feature kicks off proceedings on 21 October at Side Cinema, in a season which also includes: Salma (a powerful documentary following the story on an Indian woman locked up by her family for 25 years before becoming an acclaimed poet – 28 October, Side Cinema); an open film night for women filmmakers + panel discussion (12 November, Star & Shadow); Silent films + live music accompaniment (a mix of silent shorts with live score by Iceni – 14 November, Star & Shadow); and Camille Rewinds (a French rom-com with a soundtrack of 1980s hits, 25 November, Tyneside Cinema). The festival has been organised by White Mane Productions with the aim of showcasing films made by women, who remain ridiculously unrepresented in cinema today. (Note: Men are more than welcome to attend screenings.)

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