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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, February 6

Feb 6, 2018

First hour: Abuses suffered by women in film and theater

Second hour: Author Elaine Weiss and her book, The Woman's Hour

Why are women occasionally abused on movie sets, ostensibly for the sake of genuine art? The question was raised this past weekend, when Uma Thurman told the New York Times about abuses she has suffered. She says director Quentin Tarantino spit in her face and choked her with a chain on the set of Kill Bill. Maria Schneider famously felt "a little raped" during filming for Last Tango in Paris when she was not warned about a scene in which her character was assaulted. Director Bernardo Bertolucci later said he "wanted her reaction as a girl, not as an actress." But men rarely suffer such abuses. We'll discuss the double standard, and we'll discuss what lines should never be crossed for the sake of art. Our guests:

  • Tina Chapman DaCosta, director of Diversity Theater who teaches Directing the Actor at RIT
  • Jack Feerick, critic at large for PopDose.com and former critic for Kirkus Reviews
  • Gwen P. Scott, actor
  • Stephanie Roosa, artistic director of Out of Pocket, Inc.

One hundred years ago, it wasn't a foregone conclusion that the 19th Amendment would survive. It came down to Tennessee, which became a kind of battleground. Some of the biggest figures of the time fought for and against suffrage. Author Elaine Weiss details the struggle in her new book The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Weiss will be the keynote speaker for the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon in Rochester. She'll discuss her book, and we'll address other issues related to equality in modern times. Our guests:

  • Elaine Weiss, journalist, author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, and keynote speaker for the Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon
  • Deborah Hughes, executive director of the Susan B. Anthony House