18. February 2018 - 19:00 till 22:00
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Bechdel Tested: Election | Revue Cinema | Sunday, 18. February 2018

Bechdel Tested is back and we’re thrilled to announce a long-anticipated edition of our feminist film and panel series: Women in Politics! We’ll be screening the ‘90s high school satire, Election (1999 film), starring Reese Witherspoon. Preceding the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in politics featuring some of the best and brightest minds in municipal, provincial, and federal politics (we’re so excited to announce these names, so be sure to RSVP to hear about this stellar lineup!). We'll also have fabulous prizes, special cocktails by Swan Dive, and mingling with other cinephiles, politicos, and feminists!

Doors: 6:30pm
Panel: 7pm
Film: 8pm

Tickets here:

About the film:

Jim McAllister (Matthew Broderick), a well-liked high school government teacher, can't help but notice that successful student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) uses less than ethical tactics to get what she wants. When Tracy runs for school president, Jim feels that she will be a poor influence on the student body and convinces Paul, a dim-witted but popular student athlete, to run against Tracy. When she becomes aware of Jim's secret involvement in the race, a bitter feud is sparked.

1999 . 103 minutes

Bechdel Tested is executive produced by Erica Shiner and co-produced by Michal Stein.
  • What Bechdel Tested dreams are made of! Join us for our panel on women in politics and screening of Election (1999 film). Tickets are going fast - get yours now! ---> http://bit.ly/BTpoli
  • We're so honoured to announce that Kristyn Wong-Tam,Toronto City Councillor will be joining us for our talk about women in politics on February 18th! A powerful LGBTQ activist and an ardent supporter of many marginalized communities, we particularly love her work on applying a gender-focused lens to the city budget. More on this in her piece below! Get your tickets now to our panel + screening of Election (1999 film): http://bit.ly/BTpoli
  • "If you are a man, you are listening or reading this in vain because you aren’t invited. With regard to the Zapatista men, we are going to put them to work on all the necessary tasks so that we can play, talk, sing, dance, recite poetry, and engage in any other forms of art and culture that we want to share without embarrassment. The men will be in charge of all necessary kitchen and cleaning duties." Get your tickets to our women in politics edition (men welcome) here: http://bit.ly/BTpoli Then maybe find a way to get down to Mexico in March?
  • Chris Vandenberg LETS!
  • “When I did meet Hillary Clinton,” Reese Witherspoon recalled, “she said, ‘Everybody talks to me about Tracy Flick in Election.’” Join us for one of the most iconic films about women's leadership, plus a panel on gender and politics moderated by the one and only Jennifer Hollett! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/BTpoli
  • We're thrilled to announce our moderator for our panel on women in politics: the one and only Jennifer Hollett! From her role as digital director of Olivia Chow's mayoral campaign, to running for the NDP in University-Rosedale in 2015, to her current gig as head of news and government for Twitter Canada, Jenn has a wealth of experience as a woman navigating the political world. Get your tickets before they're gone! ---> http://bit.ly/BTpoli
  • PODCAST: Election novelist Tom Perrotta on white privilege, gender identity, and Tracy Flick 20 years later. Get your tickets to our panel on women in politics and screening of Election (1999 film) here: http://bit.ly/BTpoli
  • Hey pals! Sharing this because I think it’s important for you and your audience to be aware of. This didn't get a lot of traction when it first came out and admittedly it even slipped my mind (a friend reminded me) so likely you weren't aware of it either. I think given the current climate with #MeToo and #TimesUp it would be important to acknowledge. Perhaps you could say something before the film?