Announcing The Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership

The Athena Film Festival — A Celebration of Women and Leadership which will take place from February 10-13 at Barnard College at 116th and Broadway.  The festival will showcase 25 films highlighting the wide diversity of women’s leadership in both real life and the fictional world, illuminating the stories of women from across the globe who have made a difference in their countries and communities.
All the details about the festival including: screening times (films begin Friday evening February 11 and run through Sunday evening February 13); directions (take the 1 train to 116th street); the names of the films playing, ticket prices ($10 adults, $5 student) are available on the website. In addition, a group rate has been established: buy 9 tickets for one movie, you get 1 free.  Use the code ATHENA10 to obtain the group rate.  (Please note that the group rate is per individual film.)
Two of the films —  Mo and Real Women Have Curves — will be free to the public – though tickets will be required to attend.
The Mighty MacsMy So Called Enemy, and Real Women Have Curves are recommended for ages 12 and up; and Miss RepresentationMo, and CHISHOLM ’72 Unbought and Unbossed  are for ages 16 and up.  Other films include: BhuttoDesert FlowerPassionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte BunchPink Saris; Pink Smoke Over the VaticanThe Topp Twins and Vision.  We will also be screening the Oscar nominated film Winter’s Bone and will have a q and a with director and co-writer Debra Granik and producer and co-writer Anne Rosellini.  And we are excited to present three programs of shorts that highlight a great diversity of female filmmaking.  Most of the films will have post screening discussions, some with the filmmakers others with experts who can comment on the topic.
Additionally, there are three discussions and a special sneak preview.  Barnard Graduate Greta Gerwig will join Vanity Fair Contributing Editor Leslie Bennetts for a Hollywood Conversation.  Our panels The Bechdel Test – Where Are the Women Onscreen, and Women Documentarians – Stories That Change the World will stimulate additional conversations on women and film.  We are also pleased to be hosting a sneak preview of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark the new play from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Lynn Nottage.
Tickets can now be purchased here.  All access passes (for $50) are also available.
We also have a badge you can put on your own site or a link to post on your facebook page here to help spread the word.
We hope to see you at the Athena Film Festival.

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