Examines the representation of women in film, the role of women in the filmmaking process, and the contributions made by women as critics and scholars of the cinema. Its orientation is therefore both historical and theoretical. Organized chronologically, the course examines how women have been addressed and "constructed" as spectators in and through cinema over the last 120 years, the relationship between cinema and social history, how films express ideology, and how feminist films scholarship has changed from the 1970's to the present day. The course focuses on American and international narrative, documentary, and experimental films from 1895 to present directed by or about women. Formerly FILM 3013.