Film Studies

Women Authors Class to Host Oscar Party

Where are the Women? Eat. Drink. Be angry.
The students in a film studies class on women authors will host a party intended to celebrate and critique the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22, at 7 p.m. in Olin Auditorium.

When women direct movies, more women have speaking roles. When women direct movies, more women have jobs on the set. Women make up 30-50% of students enrolled in film schools, yet of the top 250 grossing Hollywood films of 2014, only 7% had women directors, 5% had women cinematographers, and 1% had women composers. The women authors class is hosting a party that will call attention to women’s notable exclusion from this year’s list of Academy Award nominees. All Ursinus students are welcome to attend.