Middlebury College Presents “Shades of Meaning,”
a Women in the Director’s Chair Film Festival

Women and Ethnicity Theme to Include Films
“Skin Deep” and “Looking for Wendy”

“Shades of Meaning,” a Women in the Director’s
Chair Film Festival, will be held at Middlebury College on Thursday,
April 1 at 8 p.m., in Room 110 of Middlebury College’s Sunderland
Language Center, on Route 125. “Shades of Meaning”
is a program of independently produced films grouped around the
theme of women and ethnicity, and will include the films “Skin
Deep,” and “Looking for Wendy.” Free and open to
the public.

“Skin Deep,” co-produced by Alexandra Halkin
and Middlebury faculty member Deb Ellis, investigates the controversy—especially
in the context of the larger debate of race, class, reproduction,
and social engineering—regarding the contraceptive Norplant.

“Looking for Wendy,” by Kimberly Saree
Tomes, combines aspects of the movies “Roger and Me”
and “Desperately Seeking Susan” while addressing
issues of biotechnology with interracial adoption to explore the
genetics of culture and identity.

A discussion with producer Deb Ellis will follow
the film presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact Mary S. Duffy of Middlebury
College’s May Belle Chellis Woman’s Resource Center, at 802-443-5937.