Short Cuts – March 3

Feminism doc screens on CBC, Leave Them Laughing returns

Carla Zilbersmith vows to Leave Them Laughing

F YeahFeminism. It’s a word that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. And with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day coming up March 8, is it a word we even need anymore? Markham Street Productions asks that very question in The F Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist, a Canadian documentary making its broadcast premiere on CBC’S Doc Zone this Thursday, March 3.The film opens with scenes of women squirming on camera when asked if they identify as a feminist and goes on to say it’s going to get to the bottom of why that is, but really, it’s more of a 45-minute Feminism 101. F Word walks us through the three waves of feminism, then asks if the feminist movement has become obsolete — something conservative feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers believe. But the statistics trotted out would say otherwise. Featuring interviews with prominent feminists,F Word is a snappy documentary reminding us that there’s still a lot of work to do.Laugh out loudIf you missed the Genie-nominated Canadian documentary at the Victoria Film Festival, Leave Them Laughing is coming back to Mile Zero for a special screening at Movie Monday. The story of Vancouver’s Carla Zilbersmith, an entertainer who decided the show must go on after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is by all accounts a moving tale of laughing in the face of adversity. The screening will be followed by a phone-in Q&A session with Vancouver director John Zaritsky. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Eric Martin Pavillion Theatre, 1900 block of Fort. Admission by donation. moviemonday.ca

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