It’s November! That means The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will be in theaters soon. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is going to draw a line in the scorched sand and take on President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and all the evil.
There will be high demand for seats on the first few days, but tickets can be pre-ordered. Advanced ticket sales are already setting records, so – hurry. It opens on November 20, the weekend before Thanksgiving. If you can go that first weekend it will help push this female-led blockbuster into the box-office record breaking category. Every time a female led show does well at the box-office, it enables more female led movies to follow.
We are dealing in real life with a broken government, corruption the highest levels, a planet in peril, and capitalism run amok. Let’s go join Katniss and enjoy the fantasy rush of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Maybe it will inspire some good ideas for how to fix the real world.
Because I took a week off, I got a bit behind mentioning upcoming films that feature women in the leading role. To compensate, I combined them into this post featuring trailers for She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, Miss Meadows, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is a provocative look at the birth of the women’s liberation movement between 1966-1971. It reintroduces the wide-reaching movement with poetry readings, women’s rock bands, and zaps (impromptu protest actions). The film links the previous era to today’s war on women. It makes an impassioned case for reviving feminism as a mass movement.
Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the sweet exterior hides a gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.