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Looking for Leia (Annalise Ophelian, 2019)

Looking for Leia tells the underrepresented stories of women and non-binary Star Wars fans who found identity, connection, and purpose in their love of the galaxy far, far away.

Originally presented as a docuseries on SYFY, Looking for Leia explores the Star Wars franchise’s intergenerational and culturally diverse fanbase and reaches far beyond the legacy of Leia to examine how stories of women’s fandom speak to experiences of gender resilience and resistance. (87 mins, digital video).

The screening is introduced by Ohio State University Distinguished Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Linda Mizejewski, co-editor of Our Blessed Rebel Queen: Essays on Carrie Fisher and Princess Leia (2021). Mizejewski joins us earlier in the day for reading from her book.

Learn more and register for the event here.


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