Heads up

There’s a movie that is getting praise from both right and left.

The Forbes magazine film critic called it a “chilling documentary about the portrayal of women and its impact on young girls and boys.”

The Mother Jones film critic wrote that it describes the “dangerous potential side effects for girls sitting on the other side of the screen.”

It is Miss Representation, a movie that takes on the portrayal of females by the media—advertising, television, movies, etc.—and the way that portrayal shapes the self image of young women, drives rates of ill-health and depression, reduces school performance and ambition.

A preview can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkIiV6konY.

There will be a local showing of Nov. 8 at the McKinley Center, 925 Riverside Drive, Reno, 5 p.m.. Donation, $20, students $10. The Reno showing is sponsored by the Nevada Women’s Lobby.