American Women in Film Through the 20th Century

Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Images of women in the films, A Leage of their Own, Working Girl, and Terms of Endearment.

Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., when we welcome Frank Mandosa for his lecture on American Women in Film through the 20th Century.

March is Women’s History Month, but as far as the film industry is concerned, why not celebrate their many accomplishments year-round? Depictions of and treatment of female characters in Hollywood films, especially throughout the 20th century films, have been inconsistent at best and demeaning at worst. But with sensibilities and values always evolving, it is important to look back at the time capsules that the movies so often are to see how far we’ve come-and how far we still need to go.

A survey of selected films and some trailblazing women in the film industry are the focus of this eye-opening overview of Hollywood’s regard for women in the 20th century and beyond. This will be a one hour film slideshow lecture with movie clips.

Frank Mandosa is a full-time high school English teacher with a lifelong love for cinema. Since 2012 he has been presenting a wide variety of film-related topics. Please visit for more information.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Public Library, this program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

You can register online with our library calendar: or by calling, 978-249-9515.

You will receive an email confirmation, and an email reminder of the event 24 hours before the program. Questions? Please call the library at 978-249-9515.