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In a World... (feature film)

Community Room
Thursday, Mar 14, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

In a World...

Directed by Lake Bell.  Performances by Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Demetri Martin.  Columbia Pictures, 2013.  93 min.  Rated R.  Comedy.

In a World…" contemplates both the power of the male voice and the empowering of its female counterpart. Writer-director-star Lake Bell uses the world of voiceover to slyly explore how society has shaped our ears to accept stereotypical gender roles. She accomplishes this not by preaching, but by observing the personal relationships she has created for her actors. This is not just the story of a daughter challenging her father on the voiceover turf that made him a legend, it's also about how the use of conversation and voice craft our identities. The speaker has the floor, and whether you listen has a lot to do with what you are conditioned to hear.