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Screen/Play is a regular column by Digest magazine's second editor, Brandie Rae Madrid.  This was her first contribution to the magazine when she began to help editor J. Curtis Main with the magazine. Although she tends to write the column each week, it is available at any time for guest writers to contribute a review of or response to any film from a feminist and/or social justice perspective. The intent of the column is to highlight films that inspire or challenge us, and is also open to heavier critiques of film as well as responses to the film industry in general. 

 Brandie is obtaining her B.A. in WSGS and English Literature at Loyola University Chicago and has worked at a local, independent video store for over eight years.  Her interests include exploring how film is and can be used as a tool for awareness and social change.  Brandie hopes to one day teach in higher education in women's and gender studies, in addition to doing research and community work and activism.

Click here to view a PDF of contributor guidelines; email questions/submissions to: digestmagazine@luc.edu.

Below is a list of published Screen/Play separated from the magazine.  Click to enjoy!

#Film or Article Title             Film/Article Genre(s)/Topic(s)ReleaseIssue
20 Pressure Cooker   5/9/2011 29
19 Bram Stoker's Dracula   5/2/2011 28
18 Preaching to the Perverted versus Going Under   4/25/2011 27
17 For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 documentary   4/18/2011 26
16 An Education   4/11/2011 25
15 Searching for Debra Winger   4/4/4011 24
14 Reflections Part 2: Strange Man Responding to a customer at work as a video clerk 3/28/2011 23
13 Venus Boyz Documentary, Race,
Gender and Sexuality, LGBTQ
03/21/2011 22
12 Sunset Story Documentary, Age, Activism, Feminism 03/14/2011 21
11 Kaboom                                  Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sexuality, LGBTQ 02/28/2011 20
10 For Colored Girls Drama, Race, Families, Sexuality 02/21/2011 19
9 The Kids Are All Right Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ, Families 02/14/2011 18
8 Popcorn and Porn: The Life of a Video Clerk Feminism, Sexuality 02/07/2011 17
7 True Grit Drama, Feminism 01/31/2011 16
6 Good Hair; plus reflection: My Own Journey to Good Hair Documentary, Race 12/09/2010 14
5 Shortbus Comedy, Sexuality, LGBTQ 12/02/2010 13
4 Small Town Gay Bar Documentary, LGBTQ 11/18/2010 12
3 Sherrybaby Drama, Feminism, Sexuality 11/11/2010 11
2 Away We Go Comedy, Families, Sexuality 11/04/2010 10
1 Desert Hearts Drama, Comedy, Lesbian 10/28/2010 9


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