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ONLINE—Represent

Friday, August 14, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020,

(Hillary Bachelder, US 2020, 93 min.)

In the vein of last year’s Knock Down the House, documentarian Hillary Bachelder follows three women running for local and state offices in 2017 and 2018. Myya Jones is a 22-year-old candidate for Mayor of Detroit; Bryn Bird is a progressive farmer running for a seat on her local township’s Board of Trustees; and Julie Cho is a Republican candidate for the Illinois state legislature in a Democratic stronghold. From Kartemquin Films, the same company that produced Hoop Dreams, Life Itself, and Minding the Gap, the film chronicles the opposition these candidates face as female grass-roots candidates in a male-dominated, party-dependent system. Through their campaigns and the aftermath, these women struggle with being heard, their own past, and the responsibilities of representative government.

Ticket purchase of Represent also includes an exclusive Q&A with the director and candidates hosted by Melissa Silverstein (Women and Hollywood).

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