Cinema Bomars latest vintage filmstrips encourage women to find a career path that stops at the secretarys desk. The local 16mm film collective is loading its projector with four pre-womens-lib messages that ladies can laugh at now that sexism in the workplace has been abolished. (Right?)
Careers for Women is a 1949 strip with suggestions on where to find work now that the men are back from World War II. Help Wanted, Secretary is a badly acted instruction on how to find work under a man we mean clerical work, dudes. (Read: no Maggie Gyllenhaal.) In Kissing The Girls Goodbye, middle-managing men learn its not Rosie the Riveter whos coming for their secretaries its the do-it-yourself danger of word processing. Your Job: You and Your Boss teaches ladies that hard work, a nice smile and good attitude wont get them that promotion, but might earn them some new desk accessories. Prepare to roll your eyes and roll on the floor when chauvinism takes a turn in the spotlight at 8:30 p.m. Domy, 1709 Westheimer. For information, call 713-523-3669 or visit www.domystore.com. Free.
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Tue., Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m., 2009