Saturday, April 13th, 7:00pm. Pre-film introduction and post-film discussion led by Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
What She Said tells the story of longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author Pauline Kael. Featuring a rich blend of interviews with filmmakers and colleagues, never- before-seen archival footage, and Kael’s own words – the latter of which are drawn from interviews, private letters, and published writings that are narrated by Emmy Award winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker – What She Said depicts the storied writer’s battle to make a name for herself through covering some of the biggest cinematic milestones of the 20th century.
Melinda Barlow, Ph.D., is the recipient of four teaching awards from CU. A film historian, curator, and creator of more than 50 local and national workshops on mentoring, she is the editor of Mary Lucier: Art & Performance, and co-curator of “Primal Seen: Selections from the CU Art Museum’s Collection of Photography from the 19th Century to the Present” and “1959: A Golden Year on the Silver Screen” at the Sie Film Center. Professor Barlow has programmed and/or lectured for the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival in Newfoundland, the Athena Film Festival in NYC, BendFilm in Oregon, the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, and Indie Memphis. She received The Dorothy Martin Woman Faculty Member Award for her research on women artists, the Women Who Make a Difference Award from her students at CU, and The Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Award in Video Criticism from the Video Data Bank in Chicago.