VIRTUAL: Geena Davis at Hudson Library [1/18]
The Hudson Library is hosting actor and activist Geena Davis on January 18 at 7pm. Davis will be discussing her book, Dying of Politeness: A Memoir.
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Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as, “an engaging literary debut” and an “entertaining and ebullient memoir,” Davis gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her acting career, as well as her journey to become an advocate for gender equality and opportunity, both on and off screen. This event is supported by the Libby Walker Women’s Studies Lecture Series.
At three years old, Geena Davis announced she was going to be in the movies. Now, with a slew of memorable roles under her belt, such as Thelma in Thelma & Louise, Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own, and Mackenzie Allen in the TV series Commander in Chief, she has certainly surpassed her childhood dream. Davis details the surprising tale of her “journey to badassery”—from her epically polite childhood to roles that loaned her the strength to become a powerhouse on screen, ultimately leading her to help steer the way to gender parity in Hollywood. Dying of Politeness is a touching account of one woman’s journey to fight for herself, and ultimately fight for women all around the globe.
Geena Davis is one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, having appeared in several roles that became cultural landmarks. She is also recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls, as Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentage of female characters — and reduce gender stereotyping — in media made for children 11 and under.
From two-time Academy Award winner and screen icon Geena Davis, the surprising tale of her “journey to badassery”—from her epically polite childhood to roles that loaned her the strength to become a powerhouse in Hollywood.