You’re invited to the premiere Piedmont Triad showings of Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary that explores age-old struggles of career moms. A panel featuring local women will follow each of the screenings.
The two screenings and forums will take place at a/perture cinema (311 W. Fourth St., W-S) on Sunday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 23, at 8 p.m. (Forum immediately after the film.) $10 admission includes the film and forum and can be purchased in advance (www.aperturecinema.com). Audience members can participate in the forum.
The film Who Does She Think She Is? examines and celebrates women’s struggles and triumphs over issues of parenting and work, partnering and independence, economics and art. The documentary follows five women artists as they navigate the economic, psychological, and spiritual challenges of making work alongside making a home and tending a family. (
The panels that follow the screenings take the national documentary and put a local, broader spin on it by highlighting a panel of local career moms—in fields as varied as fitness to finance, writing to real estate—who will tell their stories, share their burdens and visions, and empower one another.
The showings are part of a multi-faceted event, organized by Emily-Sarah Lineback, that includes a feature article by the same title in the May issue of Winston-Salem Monthly magazine.
(www.winstonsalemmonthly.com) Career moms that are included in the magazine article are Sterling Hart, naturopathic doctor; Mary Haglund, restaurateur; Dee Dee Knight, personal trainer; Katherine Foster, AIDS Care Services president and activist; and Sally Gupton, photographer. Forum panelists include Keena White, fitness trainer; Clare Fader, real estate agent; Suzanne Banzet, financial planner; Cheryl Schirillo, public relations/writing maven; Lawren Desai, independent cinema owner; Ann Urban, public relations expert; and Sarah Bush, speaker and author. Forum moderator is Emily-Sarah Lineback, writer and editor of Winston-Salem Monthly.
The event is sponsored by a/perture cinema, Winston-Salem Monthly magazine, Wake Forest University Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, Whitline Ink, Salem Academy &College, and Capture Public Relations & Marketing.