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Looking for Leia

(Annalise Ophelian, 2019)

Introduced by Linda Mizejewski

A group of five people and one child dressed as Princess Leia

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 College of Arts and Sciences 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.

A group of five people and one child dressed as Princess Leia

Looking for Leia | Image courtesy of Floating Ophelia Productions

A person in a brown jacket and red scarf with dark hair

Looking for Leia | Image courtesy of Floating Ophelia Productions

A close-up of a C-3PO action figure which is gold and has its arms on its hips. It is held by a person who is in the background

Looking for Leia | Image courtesy of Floating Ophelia Productions

A person stands next to their collection of Star Wars action figures and toys

Looking for Leia | Image courtesy of Floating Ophelia Productions

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
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ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
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