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Sonia García López

Introduction to the cycle "Femme fatale, Vamp, Flapper and Other Stereotypes of Women in Silent Film"

10/7/2016 - 5/6/2017

The film historian and lecturer Sonia García López introduces and presents the new silent-film cycle at the Fundación Juan March for this 2016-2017 season. Through the analysis of the socio-cultural context of the first third of the twentieth century, she places particular emphasis on the literary and artistic origin of the femme fatale, the vamp as a construction of the media and the model of the new woman represented by the flapper or "It girl" from the 1920s onwards. In a fictional guise, the different films in the cycle bear witness to the situations of injustice that women went through in striving for equality with men.

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