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Molly Haskell, noted film writer and critic to speak at Vassar, April 18

Feminist film writer and critic Molly Haskell, a long-time staff writer for The Village Voice, New York, and Vogue will lecture at Vassar College on Wednesday, April 18, in room 203, Taylor Hall. The talk, sponsored by the Drama and Film Department, is free and open to the public.

Haskell covered film most recently for the feminist quarterly, "On the Issues," and she currently writes a monthly column for the New York Observer. She has served as artistic director of the Sarasota French Film Festival, on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival, and as associate professor of film at Barnard College and adjunct professor of film at Columbia University.

Haskell has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review, Mirabella, Esquire, and The Nation. The prolific writer's books include 1973's "From Reverence to Rape: the Treatment of Women in the Movies," her 1990 memoir, "Love and Other Infectious Diseases," and a collection of essays and interviews from 1997 called, "Holding My Own in No Man's Land: Women and Men in Films and Feminists."

For additional information, call the Department of Drama and Film at (845) 437-5473. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, April 18, 2001