Reel to Real film series to present 'Still Killing Us Softly'

March 15, 2005

Guy Sims, interim director, Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --''Still Killing us Softly' will be the next featured film in the University of Northern Iowa's Reel to Real film series. The movie will be shown at noon Wednesday, March 23, in Maucker Union's University Room South and is free and open to the public.

'Still Killing Us Softly' illustrates the image of women in advertising. Using examples of ads from magazines, newspapers, album covers and billboards, this documentary presents a concise analysis of the $130 billion-a-year industry that preys on the fears and concerns of consumers, according to Guy Sims, interim director of Maucker Union.

Sims said the goal of the Reel to Real film series is to present short films that generate discussion, reflection, challenge and criticism.

For more information, contact UNI Student Activities at 273-2683 or