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ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL Feb 6-9, 2014 nyc

We ALWAYS recommend this women’s festival. This year we enthusiastically recommend it again.

Athena Film Festival
February 6-9, 2014
New York City

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Panels and Workshops

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A Conversation with Lexi Alexander

Recently director Lexi Alexander caused quite a stir with a blog post where she challenged the industry to finally be proactive about the lack of women directors in the studio system. Come and hear her discuss the topic.

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Barnard in the Biz

Join Barnard alumnae who work in entertainment and media, to discuss the nuts and bolts of creating a career, the different pressures women face in the industry, and how to navigate to success.

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Bechdel Test 2.0

Join us for a discussion on the ways women can move beyond being present in film to playing more substantive and wide ranging roles.

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Conversation with 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee

Join Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and the Athena Center’s Director, Kathryn Kolbert for a conversation about bringing peace and social justice to war-torn areas and how films such as Pray the Devil Back to Hell can propel international recognition of advocacy.

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Master Class With Callie Khouri

Join Academy Award winning screenwriter, director, and TV creator Callie Khouri for a conversation on success in Hollywood. She is the writer of the 1991 hit movie Thelma and Louise, the director of The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and the creator of the current ABC show Nashville.

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Master Class with Debra Martin Chase

This master class on producing for both TV and film features Debra Martin Chase, President of Martin Chase Productions. Chase’s extensive experience includes production of such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Princess Diaries, and The Cheetah Girls.

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Master Class With Laura Karpman

Join four-time Emmy Award winning composer Laura Karpman in a conversation about how she has navigated music and media in the 21st century, clearing a path for herself and other women in the male-dominated entertainment world.

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On the Frontlines of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices

At a time when the representation of women has taken center stage in a national conversation on the future of media, it’s important to recognize the “pipeline players” — individuals creating change like executives, casting agents, distributors and film festival programmers — so that women have the opportunities, resources and visibility to succeed in film.

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Tales from the Trenches: The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series

The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series interviewed extraordinary, iconic women whose careers are rooted in the myths and legends of filmmaking. Please join us for a screening of short selections from the Legacy Series and a discussion with several women who will share their tales from the trenches.

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The 2011 SlutWalk was one of the most unique feminist actions in New York history–one piece of a grassroots global movement that is both empowering and controversial.

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30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone)

Amid a violent war that has seen over 50,000 people killed, three women wage a battle for women’s representation in Sierra Leone in this unique oil-painted animated film. From diverse religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds, they share stories of secret societies, corruption, violence, and sexual harassment within the world of politics.

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A Conversation with Lexi Alexander

Recently director Lexi Alexander caused quite a stir with a blog post where she challenged the industry to finally be proactive about the lack of women directors in the studio system. Come and hear her discuss the topic.

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A Kiss For Gabriela (Um Beijo Para Gabriela)

This film tells the compelling story of Gabriela Leite, the first sex worker to run for Congress in Brazil as she faces 822 opponents and challenges a male dominated political system. Can a sex worker, activist, and cultural icon beat the odds and win the election?

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century.

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs (BC ‘35) is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman living in Detroit. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the civil rights movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future.

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Assembly

Created by painting and drawing on sheets of glass, which were photographed and digitally composed, this film’s experimental animations contain fragments of archival footage: women walking in chains, protesting with placards, speaking at podiums. We hear bursts of words and a percussive hum—until a message is finally revealed.

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Barnard in the Biz

Join Barnard alumnae who work in entertainment and media, to discuss the nuts and bolts of creating a career, the different pressures women face in the industry, and how to navigate to success.

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Bechdel Test 2.0

Join us for a discussion on the ways women can move beyond being present in film to playing more substantive and wide ranging roles.

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Belle

OPENING FILM – NY PREMIERE
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay, an 18th Century Admiral in the British Navy.

Leymah Gbowee

Conversation with 2011 Nobel Prize Laureate, Leymah Gbowee

Join Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and the Athena Center’s Director, Kathryn Kolbert for a conversation about bringing peace and social justice to war-torn areas and how films such as Pray the Devil Back to Hell can propel international recognition of advocacy.

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Councilwoman Castillo

Councilwoman Carmen Castillo is a chambermaid from the Dominican Republic, who has been cleaning hotel rooms for over nineteen years and is likely the first hotel housekeeper to hold public office in the U.S. The story follows Castillo as she grows politically and personally through her first term in office.

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Decoding Annie Parker

CENTERPIECE FILM
Based on actual events, Decoding Annie Parker tells the story of two very different women on seemingly similar paths towards ground-breaking discoveries affecting women with breast cancer.

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Eufrosina’s Revolution

From an indigenous community in Oaxaca, Mexico, Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza is denied the right to become president of her community, because she is a woman. Eufrosina’s Revolution follows her fight for gender equality, as she questions traditions and defies the chiefs.

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Farah Goes Bang

Awkward twenty-something Farah Mahtab hits the road with her buddies K.J. and Roopa to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will also be her opportunity to lose her virginity.

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Filly Brown

Filly Brown is an inspiring portrait of a young artist striving to seize her dreams without compromise.

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Frost

A young arctic hunter embarks on a perilous search for food for her family. Crossing the sacred boundary of her people’s ancestral hunting grounds, she discovers an incomprehensible world and a dangerous predator that challenges her ability to survive.

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Frozen

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

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Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way

CLOSING FILM
Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way tells the story of this trailblazer who served as role model for women and men across the nation and around the world.

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Haleema

In the blistering desert of Sudan, a pregnant mother and her two young children search for water and safety from the ruthless Janjaweed militia. When her brother is too weak to continue, Haleema is sent alone to find water. A dangerous journey full of hope and despair ensues.

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In a World…

In A World… brings its viewer into an idiosyncratic world where one woman fights the odds and finally finds her voice.

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Laal Pari (The Red Fairy)

When Laal Pari, an illiterate woman, ran for the village council in Bihar, India, she never dreamed she would be re-elected for a second term and be able to work for the cause closest to her heart – safety and equal rights for women in her village.

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Maidentrip

15-year-old Laura Dekker sets out – camera in hand – on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

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Master Class With Callie Khouri

Join Academy Award winning screenwriter, director, and TV creator Callie Khouri for a conversation on success in Hollywood. She is the writer of the 1991 hit movie Thelma and Louise, the director of The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and the creator of the current ABC show Nashville.

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Master Class with Debra Martin Chase

This master class on producing for both TV and film features Debra Martin Chase, President of Martin Chase Productions. Chase’s extensive experience includes production of such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Princess Diaries, and The Cheetah Girls.

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Master Class With Laura Karpman

Join four-time Emmy Award winning composer Laura Karpman in a conversation about how she has navigated music and media in the 21st century, clearing a path for herself and other women in the male-dominated entertainment world.

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Miss Todd

In 1909, as the world is waking to the possibilities of flight, Miss Todd dreams of flying, but she’s got more than gravity holding her down. This is the story of her determination, perseverance and passion.

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Miss You Can Do It

One weekend a year, the Illinois town of Kewanee turns into a place of celebration and delight, as the annual Miss You Can Do It pageant spotlights young girls with disabilities from around the country.

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On the Frontlines of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices

At a time when the representation of women has taken center stage in a national conversation on the future of media, it’s important to recognize the “pipeline players” — individuals creating change like executives, casting agents, distributors and film festival programmers — so that women have the opportunities, resources and visibility to succeed in film.

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Out of Step

Featuring four female veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are dealing with PTSD and the aftermath of war, these dance solos and music highlight the women’s unique voices.

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Radical Grace

Catholic Sisters Jean, Chris and Simone are so passionate about social justice that they’ll risk their place in the church they love, in order to be true to their faith. From the halls of Congress to St. Peter’s Square, we follow the sisters as they transform the Catholic Church and American politics.

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Reaching For the Moon

Reaching for the Moon is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.

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Rebel

Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy, is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. Who was she? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history?

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Regina

Diana Groó’s poetic documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944), the first properly ordained female rabbi in the world.

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Short Term 12

Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers.

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Tales from the Trenches: The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series

The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series interviewed extraordinary, iconic women whose careers are rooted in the myths and legends of filmmaking. Please join us for a screening of short selections from the Legacy Series and a discussion with several women who will share their tales from the trenches.

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Tall as the Baobab Tree

Tall as the Baobab Tree poignantly depicts a family struggling to find its footing on the edge of the modern world fraught with tensions between tradition and modernity.

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The ’99ers

The world of women’s sports was kicked upside down with the U.S. women’s soccer team’s thrilling penalty-kick shootout victory against China in the 1999 World Cup. Using candid footage shot by the players throughout the tournament, The 99ers presents a unique portrait of the team that irrevocably changed the face of women’s athletics.

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The Book Thief

Based on the bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.

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The Hot Flashes

An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women challenge the current high school state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention.

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The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Two female entrepreneurs create a revolutionary bicycle helmet everyone told them would be impossible to engineer.

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The Other Shore

Follow world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad, as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt her elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage.

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The Red Pill

Paralympian Anjali Forber-Pratt was adopted from India as an infant and became paralyzed shortly after arriving in the U.S. Despite daunting obstacles, Anjali is now a PhD student and world record holder in 200m wheelchair racing.

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The Worlds of Bernice Bing

Chinese American lesbian artist Bernice Bing is known for creating art on her own terms. The film illuminates her life, from her art studio in the epicenter of San Francisco’s beat scene to her groundbreaking community work in northern California.

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Tina For President

Tina, a shy 8th grader, runs for class president against the school bully in order to stand up for her friend and herself.

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Trapped

A look at the impact of restrictive abortion laws in the southern United States, and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty.

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Wednesdays in Mississippi

In the summer of 1964, a quiet revolution began in Mississippi when a group of Black and White women reached across the chasm of race, class, geography, and religion to help end segregation in America.

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Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley

Breaking racial and gender stereotypes, the African-American stand-up comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world.

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Wild Horses

Cruelty, courage, love, and memory collide as two generations of women bear witness to the brutality common to wild horse roundups in the American West.

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