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Tod Davies on storytelling, lost superheroines, and tonight's screening of Wonder Women!

As Tod Davies describes it, she's "been a kazillion things" over the years. From work as a film producer (of Revengers Tragedy and Three Businessmen) to a screenwriter (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) to her current role as publisher of the independent press Exterminating Angel, Davies has been involved in the creation and telling of stories that diverge from the traditional narrative for many years. So she'll be the perfect person to introduce the International Film Series' screening tonight of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines at 7 p.m. at Muenzinger Auditorium. Along with prolific independent film producer Margaret Matheson (of Antonia's Line, which will screen for free Wednesday), Davies will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward on this fascinating documentary that traces the history of such superheroines as Wonder Woman through the years.

In advance of the screening, we spoke with Davies about the film, the power of storytelling, and superheroines lost to time.

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