A WOMAN’S WORK: THE NFL’S CHEERLEADER PROBLEM

Co-Presented by IFFBoston

Football and feminism collide in A WOMAN’S WORK as former NFL cheerleaders file class-action lawsuits against their teams and the league alleging wage theft and illegal employment practices. After more than 50 years of pervasive silence, these brave women expose the gender inequality at the heart of America’s favorite pastime, while facing exile from their communities and the job they love. Filmmaker Yu Gu explores the reality that their fight is a microcosm of the battles women wage across all industries today.

Guest: Director Yu Gu

Moderator: Nora Princiotti, Boston Globe reporter


Screenings:

Friday, October 4

5:00PM

Brattle Theatre

Film Info Info

Director:

Yu Gu

Producers:

Yu Gu, Elizabeth Ai

Year:

2019

Length:

80 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Moxy Hotel Hunt’s Stella Artois Stella Cidre

Supporters

Independent Film Festival of Boston Alden & Harlow Hops N Scotch WGBH LEF Foundation Double Exposure Film Fest Boston Jewish Film Festival Wicked Queer Film Festival Spirit Magazine HubWeek Ninety Plus Cellars The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival