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Dying of Politeness

Geena Davis

Coronado Island Film Festival, Friends of the Coronado Public Library & Warwick's present
Geena Davis
Moderated by Sandra Maas

Dying of Politeness

Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 12:00pm PST

Founders Hall (Formerly Grande Hall) - Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
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General Admission Tickets range from $20-$45+tax & fee

VIP Meet-and-Greet Champagne Reception Tickets are also available through the Coronado Island Film Festival ticketing site HERE.

  • Doors will open at 11:35AM. Please print out your tickets, if possible, to facilitate a smooth check-in.
  • Seating is first-come, first served.
  • "With Book" Ticketholders will receive a pre-signed copy of Dying of Politeness at check-in. Additional books will be available for purchase at this event.
  • Suggested free parking is located at 1631-1775 Strand Way.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Geena Davis, the two-time Academy Award winning actor, is one of Hollywood’s most respected talents, having appeared in several roles that became cultural landmarks including Muriel Pritchett in The Accidental Tourist, Thelma in Thelma & Louise, and Dottie Hinson in A League of Their Own. She is also a world-class athlete, a member of the genius society Mensa, and is now recognized for her tireless advocacy for women and girls as Founder and Chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentage of female characters, and reduce gender stereotyping, in media made for children.

In her new candid and often hilarious memoir Dying of Politeness, Davis regales us with tales of a career playing everything from an amnesiac assassin to the parent of a rodent, her eccentric childhood, her relationships, and helping lead the way to gender parity in Hollywood—all while learning to be a little more badass, one role at a time. Join us for a first-hand account of one woman’s journey to fight for herself, and ultimately fighting for women all around the globe.

Award-winning journalist and veteran news anchor Sandra Maas has been informing and entertaining television and radio audiences in San Diego for over 30 years. She currently produces and hosts the video series "Trailblazing Women" for the Women's Museum of California where she serves as Board President. Sandra is also blazing a trail of her own these days in her quest to help women in the workplace achieve equal pay. Her Gender Discrimination case against KUSI-TV is set for trial December 5th.