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A Celebration of Women and Leadership

Athena

February 6–9, 2014 • Barnard College

Film Festival Program Guide


Special Thanks to Our Honorary Host Committee honorary host committee Loreen Arbus

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors Founding Sponsor Regina K. Scully / Founder & CEO

Susan Cartsonis Dina DeLuca Chartouni ’82 Glori Cohen P ’14 Maria Cuomo Cole

Premiere Level

Lisa Brenner Devlin ’97 Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser Barbara Dobkin

Gold Level

Elaine Harris

Dobkin Family Foundation

Caroline Hirsch Marina Weitzner Lewin ’80 and Andrew Lewin Lida Orzeck ’68 Gigi Pritzker Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal

Silver Level The Andrew and Marina Lewin Family Foundation

Bronze Level

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Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and intelligence set them apart. We offer small, intimate classes in a collaborative setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of New York City. barnard.edu.

Welcome from Barnard President Debora Spar 4 Greetings from the Co-Founders 5 Festival Co-Chairs 6 – 7 2014 Athena Film Festival Awards 8 – 11 Features 12 – 17

Established at Barnard in 2009, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies is dedicated to the advancement of women’s leadership around the world. Our ground-breaking programs for both Barnard students and women across the globe create and promote innovative approaches to leadership development, educate new generations of women leaders, and challenge cultural stereotypes of leaders. athenacenter.barnard.edu

Schedule 18 – 23 Campus Map 24 Documentaries 26 – 32 Shorts 34 – 37 Works in Progress 38 Master Classes 39 Panels 40 – 42 Special Events 43 Campus Map 44 Venues 45 Friends of the Festival/Industry Advisors 46 Friends of the Festival/Organizational Partners 47

Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film, educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. Melissa Silverstein, the site’s founder, is an expert on women and pop culture. A columnist for Forbes.com, her work has been featured on a wide range of media from CNN to the BBC to the New York Times and more. She is the author of In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing. blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood

Film Festival Staff and Volunteers 48 Athena Center Staff, Advisors, Leadership 49 – 50 Council and Donors Women and Hollywood Staff and Donors 51 Athena Film Festival Global Programs 52 Index 53

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Greetings from the Co-Founders

We are so proud to celebrate the fourth year of the Athena Film Festival, which has already become a wonderful Barnard tradition. This vibrant celebration has attracted thousands of people to campus. They love the films we screen and the robust and provocative conversations that invariably follow. To be able to host this gathering of filmmakers and women leaders is truly a privilege for the College.

Thanks so much for joining us at the fourth annual Athena Film Festival. This year’s festival includes an amazing array of films about women and leadership. Directed by talented filmmakers, the features, documentaries, and shorts tell stories of courage, grit, persistence, and indomitable spirit.

Over the course of the weekend, we will share with you the stories of women who in spirit and accomplishment reflect the aspirations we have for all Barnard women: to be bold, brilliant, forward-thinking, willing to advocate for themselves and others, and committed to making our world a better place. We hope that the Athena Film Festival will inspire and engage you and bring you back to Barnard, time and again.

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We are proud this year to honor distinguished women who have left their mark on the film industry. From Sherry Lansing—this year’s recipient of the Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award—to Callie Khouri, Kasi Lemmons, and Keri Putnam, the award winners have led with grace and integrity, blazed trails, and set an estimable example for women who aspire to leadership. We hope you enjoy the festivities and continue to make the festival a must-attend, annual event.

Kathryn Kolbert Athena Center for Leadership Studies Barnard College

Debora Spar President, Barnard College

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Welcome from Barnard President Debora Spar

­Melissa Silverstein Women and Hollywood

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FESTIVAL CO-CHAIRS

Julie Parker Benello ‘92 is a co-founder of Chicken & Egg Pictures, which provides grants to and mentors female filmmakers. Films of note include 2012 Academy Award winner Saving Face, After Tiller, and Pariah. Benello is also a Founder and Managing Director of Gamechanger, a new fund that invests in narrative features by women directors.

Jon Levin P ’13 is a motion picture literary agent at Creative Artists Agency where he represents many of the world’s leading filmmakers. Since joining CAA in 1979, Levin has represented a wide range of talented actors and directors including Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Ron Howard, and Robert Zemeckis.

Debra Martin Chase is the President of Martin Chase Productions, which is affiliated with the Walt Disney Company and ABC. An Emmy-nominated motion picture and television producer whose producing credits include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Princess Diaries, and the American Girl movie franchises, Chase was producing partner of the late Whitney Houston at Brown House Productions and led Denzel Washington’s at Mundy Lane Entertainment.

Mira Nair is an internationally acclaimed director, screenwriter and producer. Her debut feature Salaam Bombay! received more than 25 international awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Other films include Monsoon Wedding, Hysterical Blindness, The Namesake, and Amelia. In 2012, the President of India awarded Nair the Padma Bhushan, India’s second highest civilian honor.

Dan Cogan is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Impact Partners, which since 2007 has been involved in the financing of over 45 documentary films that promote social change, including Oscar-winning The Cover and the Oscar-nominated films The Garden, Hell and Back Again, and How to Survive a Plague. Cogan also co-founded Gamechanger Films, which invests in narrative features by women directors.

Diane Levin P ’13 is an educational advocate, serving on the boards of the Oakwood School, IMPACT Theatre Group, and the Parents’ Council at Barnard. Levin co-produced the Web series, Georgia, for the WIGS channel and is a producer of The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the book by Diane Ackerman and adapted by Angela Workman.

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Sheila Nevins ’60 is President of Documentary and Family Programming for HBO and Cinemax. At HBO, Nevins has overseen production of nearly 500 documentaries, earning nine Oscars, 13 Primetime Emmys, 22 News and Documentary Emmys and 18 George Foster Peabody awards, as well as a personal George Foster Peabody award. She also received a 2005 News and Documentary Emmy for Lifetime Achievement. Nevins was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2000.

Regina K. Scully is the CEO and Founder of Artemis Rising Foundation and the Athena Film Festival’s founding sponsor. After journalism stints at Seventeen, FOX Television, and CNN, Scully moved to public relations, first at Hill & Knowlton and later at L’Oreal Cosmetics and Christian Dior Perfumes. In 1995, she founded and became CEO of RPR Marketing Communications, specializing in brand marketing and publicity. Scully executive produced the Oscar nominee The Invisible War, as well as Miss Representation, Boyhood Shadows, and The Big Picture.

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Sherry Lansing: The 2014 Award Winner

The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a woman in the film industry whose leadership demonstrates vision and courage and sets a standard for other women to emulate. One of Hollywood’s leading independent producers and studio executives, Laura Ziskin (1950 - 2011) used her talents, energies, and standing to make award-winning movies and to improve the lives and health of women.

During almost 30 years in the motion picture business, Sherry Lansing earned a reputation as a trailblazer, a visionary leader, and a creative filmmaker. She was involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump, Braveheart, and Titanic. In 1980, she became the first woman to head a major film studio when she was appointed President of 20th Century Fox. Later, as an independent producer, Lansing was responsible for such successful films as Fatal Attraction, The Accused, and Indecent Proposal. In 1992, she was named Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and began an unprecedented tenure that lasted more than 12 years (1992-2005), during which the studio enjoyed enormous creative and financial success.

Beginning with the 1985 film Murphy’s Romance to No Way Out, her producing credits included a string of hits including Pretty Woman, which she executive produced in 1990. In 1994, Ziskin was named President of Fox 2000 Pictures. Under her stewardship, Fox 2000 released such award-winning films as Courage Under Fire, One Fine Day, The Thin Red Line, and one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood, the Spider-Man films. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, Ziskin, along with Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing and others, created Stand Up to Cancer, a research and advocacy organization. Ziskin produced the historic Stand Up to Cancer telethon that was simultaneously broadcast on all major networks, raising millions for the organization, and she told her story repeatedly, so that women suffering from cancer would know that they are not alone.

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About The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award

Today, Lansing runs the Sherry Lansing Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cancer research, health, public education, and encore career opportunities. Lansing also serves on the University of California Board of Regents and on numerous boards of organizations that fight cancer, including the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and STOP CANCER, a non-profit philanthropic group she founded in partnership with the late Dr. Armand Hammer. Lansing is also a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer.

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2014 Athena Film Festival Awards Callie Khouri

Keri Putnam

Oscar-Winning Writer and Film and TV Creator and Director

Visionary Executive Director of the Sundance Institute

Callie Khouri galvanized women and sparked a nationwide debate in 1991 with the hit movie Thelma and Louise, her screenwriting debut, which was nominated for six Academy Awards. She received the Oscar, the Golden Globe, the Writers Guild of America Award and a PEN Literary Award for Best Original Screenplay, among other awards for that film. Other writing credits include Something to Talk About starring Julia Roberts, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which she directed and adapted for the screen, as well as Mad Money, which she directed. In 2006, she wrote and directed the television drama, Hollis and Rae and in 2012, she created and now executive produces the hit T.V. drama, Nashville.

Keri Putnam oversees all programs of the global non-profit Sundance Institute, including the Feature and Documentary Film Programs, Sundance Film Festival, the Film Music, Theatre, and Native American and Indigenous Programs. She is also responsible for expanding the Institute’s international work. Putnam leads Institute initiatives to provide independent filmmakers access to digital distribution and to identify and lessen roadblocks for women in the independent sector. Before joining Sundance, Putnam served as president of production for Miramax Films, the Walt Disney Company’s specialty film division, and was executive vice president of HBO Films, responsible for the development and production of films for both the cable network and for theatrical release.

Kasi Lemmons Gifted Actress, Director, and Writer Lemmons’ work as an actress includes roles in The Silence of the Lambs, Hard Target, School Days, and Vampire’s Kiss. A recipient of a special first time award from the National Board of Review for Eve’s Bayou, her first feature-length directing effort, it became the highest grossing independent film of 1997. Another film, Talk to Me was released in 2007 to widespread acclaim. Her most recent film, Black Nativity, based on Langston Hughes’ musical, was released in November 2013. Upcoming projects include an adaption of On Beauty based on the novel by Zadie Smith.

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The 2014 Athena List According to the Center for the Study of Women in TV and Film, in 2011 only 33% of all characters in the top 100 grossing films were women, and only 11% were the protagonist of the story. This represents a decrease from 16% in 2002. The lack of strong female characters in movies is striking, and makes producing and financing films that star women all the more difficult. To help remedy this, the Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. Selected an elite group of industry professionals, six finalists will be announced in January, 2014 prior to the festival and the winning screenplays will be recognized during the festival Awards ceremony.

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CENTERPIECE FILM

BELLE

DECODING ANNIE PARKER

Thursday, February 6, 6:30PM Diana Center Event Oval, LL100

Friday, February 7, 8PM Diana Center Event Oval, Diana LL100

Director: Amma Asante Feature, 2013 [UK] English, 105 minutes

Director: Steven Bernstein Feature, 2013 [US] English, 91 minutes

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Sir John Lindsay, an 18th Century Admiral in the British Navy. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, but her color prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. Yet Belle uses her presence and intelligence to help inform the thinking of Lord Mansfield, as he deliberates the most pressing issue of the time—the abolition of slavery.

Decoding Annie Parker tells a story of two very different women on seemingly similar paths towards groundbreaking discoveries: Dr. Mary-Claire King, a geneticist, who bucked the conventional wisdom about cancer research and discovered the genetic link between breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene, and Annie Parker, one of the first women to be diagnosed wiht the BRCA1 gene, who lost her mother and sister to breast cancer.

Q & A SESSION Director Amma Asante will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

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THE BOOK THIEF Sunday, February 9, 3PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Brian Percival Feature, 2013 [US] English, 131 minutes Based on the beloved 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.

Friday, February 7, 9PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Meera Menon Feature, 2013 [US] English, 90 minutes 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. Crisscrossing the culturally divided nation at this decisive post-9/11 moment, these multicultural girls find themselves and their politics unwelcome in many parts of the country. They take inspiration from their friendship and press on in their campaign, even as Farah’s efforts on both the political and sexual fronts are continuously thwarted. Q & A SESSION Director Meera Menon and producer Laura Goode will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

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FEATURES

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IN A WORLD...

Saturday, February 8, 6PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall

Sponsored by The Harnisch Foundation

Directors: Youssef Delara, Michael D. Olmos Feature, 2012 [US] English/Spanish with subtitles, 80 minutes Filly Brown is an inspiring portrait of a young artist striving to seize her dreams without compromise. Majo Tonorio aka “Filly Brown” is a young, raw hip-hop artist from Los Angeles who spits rhymes from the heart. With a mother in prison and a father struggling to provide for his daughters, Majo knows that a record contract could be her family’s ticket out. But when a record producer offers her a shot at stardom, she is suddenly faced with the prospect of losing who she is as an artist as well as the friends who helped her reach the cusp of success.

THE HOT FLASHES Sunday, February 9, 12PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Susan Seidelman Feature, 2013 [US] English, 99 minutes An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school basketball champions, challenges the current high school state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. Sparks fly as these marginalized women go to comic extremes to prove themselves on and off the court, and in the process, become a national media sensation. Q & A SESSION Director Susan Seidelman will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

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Saturday, February 8, 9PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Lake Bell Feature, 2013 [US] English, 93 minutes Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. Propelled by the hubris of her father, Sam Sotto, the reigning king of movie-trailer voice-over artists, Carol musters the courage to pursue her secret aspiration to be a voice-over star. After landing her first voice-over gig, beating out industry bad boy Gustav Warner for the job, the real trouble begins as Carol becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride. In A World... brings its viewer into an idiosyncratic world where one woman fights the odds and finally finds her voice.

REACHING FOR THE MOON Friday, February 7, 8PM Northwest Corner, 120th & Broadway, 5th Floor Director: Bruno Barreto Feature, 2013 [Brazil] English & Portuguesewith subtitles, 118 minutes Based on a true story, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Brazil and encounters the beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Initial hostilities make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop’s relationship to the world around her.

Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

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FILLY BROWN


Saturday, February 8, 6PM Northwest Corner, 120th & Broadway, 5th Floor Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Feature, 2013 [US] English, 96 minutes Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace, a twenty something supervisor at a foster care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the teens. But her own difficult past and a surprising discovery that will dramatically affect her future is made all the sharper with the arrival of a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection.

Makers: Women Who Make America MAKERS is a comprehensive and compelling testament to the contributions so many women have made to America. The project started with nearly 150 original interviews of celebrated leaders and unsung heroes such as Billie Jean King, Sandra Day O’Connor and Maria Pepe. Today, its Website, makers.com hosts thousands of 3 – 5 minute stories that are meant to entertain and educate, fill in the gaps of women’s history, and inspire historic work on behalf of women. A different MAKERS interview will be screened prior to each fulllength feature and documentary.

Q & A SESSION Producer Josh Astrachan will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE Saturday, February 8, 12PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall Director: Jeremy Teicher Feature, 2013 [US] English, 82 minutes Tall as the Baobab Tree poignantly depicts a family struggling to find its footing on the edge of the modern world. Coumba and her little sister Debo are the first to leave their family’s remote African village, where meals are prepared over open fires and water is drawn from wells, to attend school in the bustling city. But when an accident suddenly threatens their family’s survival, their father decides to sell 11-year-old Debo into an arranged marriage. Torn between loyalty to her family and her dreams for her and her sister’s future, Coumba hatches a secret plan to rescue her younger sister from a future she did not choose. Q & A SESSION

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

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Master Class with Laura Karpman Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall

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Master Class with Debra Martin Chase Black Box Theatre The Diana Center

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Belle Diana Center Event Oval

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Barnard in the Biz James Room 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

7:30PM 8PM 9PM

Opening Film After-Party Havana Central

6pm

The 99ers Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Lehman Auditorium Altschul Hall Radical Grace Black Box Theatre The Diana Center

6:30PM 7PM 7:30pm

Leadership Reception Sulzberger Parlor Barnard Hall

8pm

Decoding Annie Parker Diana Center Event Oval Barnard Alumnae Reception Student Dining Room The Diana Center Reaching for the Moon Northwest Corner Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley James Room 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

9pm

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Farah Goes Bang Lehman Auditorium Altschul Hall

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THURSDAY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6


12PM

Tall as the Baobab Tree Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall Shorts Program 1 Black Box Theatre The Diana Center

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 4PM

On the Frontlines of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices James Room 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

6PM

Filly Brown Lehman Auditorium Altschul Hall

Tales from the Trenches James Room 4th Floor, Barnard Hall 12:30PM

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College Student Lunch Student Dining Room The Diana Center Maidentrip Lehman Auditorium Altschul Hall Master Class with Callie Khouri Black Box Theatre The Diana Center The Other Shore Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall

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Rebel Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall

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Short Term 12 Northwest Corner 6:30PM 7PM 7:30PM 8PM 9PM

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Northwest Corner In a World… Lehman Auditorium Altschul Hall

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SATURDAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8


12PM

Bechdel Test 2.0 James Room 4th Floor, Barnard Hall Eufrosina’s Revolution Northwest Corner The Hot Flashes Lehman Auditorium Miss You Can Do It Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way Diana Center Event Oval

6:30PM 7PM 7:30PM 8PM 9PM

12:30PM 3PM

The Book Thief Lehman Auditorium Altschul Hall Conversation with Leymah Gbowee & One Billion Rising Diana Center Event Oval Regina Julius Held Auditorium Barnard Hall Shorts Program II Black Box Theatre The Diana Center Works in Progress James Room 4th Floor, Barnard Hall

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EUFROSINA’S REVOLUTION

Saturday, February 8, 9PM Northwest Corner, 120th & Broadway, 5th Floor

Sunday, February 9, 12PM Northwest Corner, 120th & Broadway, 5th Floor

Director: Pratibha Parmar Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 81 minutes

Director: Luciana Kaplan Documentary, 2012 [Mexico] Spanish with subtitles, 96 minutes

Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth offers a penetrating look at the life and art of the celebrated writer, a self-confessed renegade and human rights activist. It is a 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 an award-winning writer. Walker’s inspiring journey is also a story of a country and a people at the fault line of historical change. Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

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.

CLOSING FILM

GERALDINE FERRARO: PAVING THE WAY

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS Sponsored by Whitewater Films

Sunday, February 9, 6PM Diana Center Event Oval, Diana LL100 Director: Donna Zaccaro Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 86 minutes Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way tells the story of this extraordinary trailblazer, a role model for both women and men around the world. Filmmaker Donna Zaccaro creates a moving, powerful, and oftentimes surprising portrait of her mother, whose run for Vice President changed the face of American politics forever.

Friday, February 7, 6PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Grace Lee Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 82 minutes Grace Lee Boggs ’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.

Q & A SESSION Director Donna Zaccaro will join the audience following the film along with Marie C. Wilson, the founder of the White House Project and Maria Hinojosa, award-winning journalist.

Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

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DOCUMENTARIES

DOCUMENTARIES

ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH


New York Premiere

MAIDENTRIP

THE 99ERS

Saturday, February 8, 3PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Hall

Friday, February 7, 6PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Director: Jillian Schlesinger Documentary, 2013 [US] English with subtitles, 82 minutes

Director: Erin Leyden Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 50 minutes

15-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura finds herself far from land, family, and unwanted attention, in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams. Q & A SESSION Director Jillian Schlesinger and producer Emily McAllister will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

MISS YOU CAN DO IT In Partnership with The Loreen Arbus Foundation

Sunday, February 9, 12PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s thrilling penalty-kick shootout victory against China in the 1999 World Cup turned the world of women’s sports upside down. Using candid footage shot by the players throughout the tournament, ESPN’s Nine for IX film, The 99ers presents a unique portrait of the team that irrevocably changed women’s athletics. Post-Screening Discussion The Women’s World Cup soccer team captured the hearts of a nation and declared once and for all that women could play at the most elite level of sport. The tournament, with its attendant audience and media attention, held such promise for the future. A generation later, the U.S. women’s national team is still one of the best, if not the best in the world, but challenges remain— including sustained success of a women’s professional league. Was 1999 the beginning or just an anomaly—or was it both? Panelists: Kristine Lilly, Member of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Team Tony DiCicco, Coach of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Team Erin Leyden, Director, The ‘99ers

Director: Ron Davis Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 80 minutes 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. The first Miss USA contestant to compete with a disability, Abbey Curran started the pageant in 2004 to offer girls the opportunity to be celebrated for their inner beauty and spirit. Q & A SESSION Director Ron Davis will join the audience for a discussion following the film. 28

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DOCUMENTARIES

IDEAL FOR FAMILIES


THE OTHER SHORE Saturday, February 8, 3PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall Director: Timothy Wheeler Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 100 minutes Follow world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to reattempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles nonstop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world all prove to be life-threatening realities in this epic journey. Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

Saturday, February 8, 6PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall Director: María Agui Carter Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 75 minutes 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, yet forgotten narratives. Who was she? Why did she fight? And what made her so dangerous that she has been virtually erased from history? Q & A SESSION Director María Agui Carter will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

REGINA WORK IN PROGRESS

RADICAL GRACE

Sunday, February 9, 3PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Friday, February 7, 6PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, Diana LL200

Director: Diana Groó Documentary, 2013 [UK/Hungary/Germany] Hungarian/English with subtitles, 64 minutes

Director: Rebecca Parrish Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 80 minutes

Diana Groó’s poetic documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (19021944), the first properly ordained female rabbi in the world. The daughter of an Orthodox Jewish peddler, she was ordained in 1935. Jonas’ sermons and unparalleled dedication brought encouragement to the persecuted German Jews during the Nazi era. She was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. Narrated by Rachel Weisz.

Catholic Sisters Jean, Chris and Simone are so passionate about social justice that they will 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. Q & A SESSION Director Rebecca Parrish will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

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Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

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DOCUMENTARIES

REBEL

NEW YORK PREMIERE


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DOCUMENTARIES

WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY Sponsored by The Harnisch Foundation

Friday, February 7, 8PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall Director: Whoopi Goldberg Documentary, 2013 [US] English, 71 minutes Breaking racial and gender stereotypes, the AfricanAmerican stand-up comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley has long been an icon in the comedy world. Once billed as “the funniest woman in the world,” she performed on stage and in television and film until her death in 1975. The film explores Mabley’s legacy through recently unearthed photography and rediscovered performance footage. Post-Screening Discussion: The Next Frontier: How to Achieve Diversity in Comedy Lesbian and African-American comedian Moms Mabley shattered a number of stereotypes in order to take her rightful place as the queen of comedy in the 1960s. Since then, casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability has stalled. At a time when notable entities like Saturday Night Live have only begun to diversify their casts, we ask the question: where is the diversity in comedy and what can we do to accelerate it? Q & A SESSION? Waiting on confirmation

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SHORTS PROGRAM I

SHORTS

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM I Saturday, February 8, 12PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theater, Diana LL200 NEW YORK CIty PREMIERE

#SLUTWALKNYC

Director: Therese Shechter Documentary Short, 2013 [US] English, 4 minutes The 2011 SlutWalk march 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.

WILD HORSES

Director: Stephanie Martin Narrative Short, 2013 [US] English, 20 minutes 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.

HALEEMA

Director: Boris Schaarschmidt Narrative Short, 2012 [Germany/US] Arabic with subtitles, 17 minutes

NEW YORK PREMIERE

THE RED PILL

Director: Lucy Walker Documentary Short, 2012 [US] English, 14 minutes 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.

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.

NEW YORK PREMIERE

OUT OF STEP

NEW YORK PREMIERE

Director: Lynn Estomin Performance Short, 2011 [US] English 6 minutes

FROST

Director: Jeremy Ball Narrative Short, 2012 [Canada] English, 14 minutes 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.

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. Q & A SESSION Therese Shechter, Director, #slutwalknyc and Lynn Estomin, Director, Out of Step will join the audience for a discussion following the screening.

A KISS FOR GABRIELA

Director: Laura Murray Documentary Short, 2013 [Brazil] Portuguese with subtitles, 29 minutes 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? 34

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SHORTS PROGRAM II

SHORTS

SHORTS

SHORTS PROGRAM II Sunday, February 9, 3PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theater, Diana LL200

THE INVISIBLE BICYCLE HELMET

Director: Fredrik Gertten Documentary Short, 2011 [Sweden] Swedish with subtitles, 4 minutes

LAAL PARI (THE RED FAIRY)

Director: Sadia Halima Documentary Short, 2013 [US/India] Hindi/Bhojpuri with subtitles, 20 minutes When Laal Pari, an illiterate woman, ran for the village council in Bihar, India, she never dreamed she would be reelected 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.

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

TINA FOR PRESIDENT

Director: Carmen Emmi Narrative Short, 2012 [US] English, 14 minutes A shy eighth grader, Tina runs for class president against the school bully in order to stand up for her friend and herself.

30% (WOMEN AND POLITICS IN SIERRA LEONE)

MISS TODD

Director: Kristina Yee Narrative Short, 2013 [UK] English, 13 minutes 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.

Director: Anna Cady Director of Animation: Em Cooper Documentary Short, 2012 [Sierra Leone, UK] English, 11 minutes

ASSEMBLY

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.

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.

NEW YORK PREMIERE

THE WORLDS OF BERNICE BING Director: Madeleine Lim Documentary Short, 2012 [US] English, 34 minutes

Director: Jenn Strom Experimental Short, 2012 [Canada] English, 5 minutes

Q & A SESSION Anna Cady, Director, 30% (Women and Politics in Sierre Leone); Madeleine Lim, Director, The Worlds of Bernice Bing and Sadia Halima, Director, Laal Pari will join the audience for a discussion following the film.

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 rural northern California.

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Sponsored by Chicken & Egg Pictures

Sunday, February 9, 3PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall Join us for a moderated conversation with film professionals and advisors as they review clips of three works-in-progress and help the filmmakers push their films to the next level.

COUNCILWOMAN CASTILLO Director: Margo Guernsey Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, a chambermaid from the Dominican Republic, is likely the first hotel housekeeper to hold public office in the U.S. She wants to bring jobs to her neighborhood, but is disillusioned to find that lobbyists have a stronger voice than voters at City Hall. Find out who participates and on what terms in this compelling story about grassroots power and democracy in city government.

WEDNESDAYS IN MISSISSIPPI Director: Marlene McCurtis 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. This quiet revolution, called Wednesdays in Mississippi, is a story of courage, danger, and transformation that has never been told.

TRAPPED

MASTER CLASSES Sponsored by The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms

Master Class with Debra Martin Chase Friday, February 7, 4PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre Diana LL200 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, as well as stints as the late Whitney Houston’s producing partner at Brown House Productions and with Denzel Washington at Mundy Lane Entertainment.

Master Class with Callie Khouri Saturday, February 8, 3PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre Diana LL200 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 and executive producer of the current ABC television show Nashville.

Master Class with laura karpman Friday, February 7, 3PM Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Director: Dawn Porter A look at the impact of restrictive abortion laws in the southern United States and their disproportionate effect on women living in poverty, Trapped follows abortion clinic owners June Ayers and Diane Derzis and Dr. Willie Porter, one of only a few doctors courageous enough to perform abortions in the Deep South, as they struggle to keep their clinics open in an increasingly hostile legal and political climate.

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WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS CRITICAL REVIEW

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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 maledominated entertainment world.

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BECHDEL TEST 2.0

Co-Hosted by Barnard Women In Entertainment and Media and the Barnard Club of New York

Sunday, February 9, 12PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall

Friday, February 7, 4PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall

PANELS

PANELS

Barnard in the Biz

Barnard College sits in NYC, a leading media center, so it’s not surprising that alumnae have achieved success in the entertainment business. This panel will discuss what it takes to get to the top and ask whether women are as competitive as they can be. Featuring Barnard alumnae who work in entertainment and media, this panel will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating a career, the different pressures women face in the industry, and how they can break into the industry and navigate to success.

The Bechdel Test—which rates films based on the simple criterion that they contain at least two female characters who talk to each other about something besides a man—has been widely adopted to test whether women are being realistically represented in film. Yet according to the USC Annenberg School for Communications, 2012 was the worst year in the past five for women onscreen, with only 28% of roles going to women. While we need to increase the number of roles for women onscreen, maybe it is time for a more sophisticated discussion that also focuses on the types of roles women play. Join us as a panel of industry professionals will examine how women can play substantive and wide ranging roles in film.

Panelists: Talent Agent, Nancy Gates and Writer, Naomi Foner

Panelists: To Be Confirmed

Tales from the Trenches: The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series Co-Hosted by the Women in Film Foundation

Saturday, February 8, 12PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series has documented and interviewed iconic women whose careers are rooted in the myths and legends of filmmaking. They formed unions and were blacklisted. They share inspirational stories of personal and professional triumphs with humor, fortitude, and candor. Please join us for a screening of short selections from the Legacy Series and a discussion with industry professionals who will share their tales from the trenches.

ON THE FRONTLINES OF CHANGE: AMPLIFYNG WOMEN’S VOICES Presented by The Harnisch Foundation and The Sundance Institute

Saturday, February 8, 4PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall 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”—the individuals creating change at non-profits, film festivals, through social media and other institutions—so that women have the opportunities, resources and visibility to succeed in film. This discussion is inspired by Lake Bell’s film In A World.... Panelists: To Be Confirmed

Panelists: To Be Confirmed

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Sunday, February 9, 3PM Diana Center Event Oval, Diana LL100 Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights advocate. Her leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003. Her efforts ushered in a period of peace and enabled the free election in 2005 in which Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected President, making Liberia the first African nation to elect a female president. Featured in the award-winning documentary film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Gbowee, Johnson-Sirleaf, and Tawakkul Karman won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their work. She is currently serving as the inaugural Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice at Barnard, a transnational fellow with Barnard’s BCRW and a fellow with the Athena Center. Join Leymah Gbowee and the Athena Center’s Director, Kathryn Kolbert, as they discuss Gbowee’s efforts to bring peace and social justice to war-torn areas and how films such as Pray the Devil Back to Hell and One Billion Rising, which will be shown during the conversation, can propel international recognition of advocacy.

ONE BILLION RISING

Directors: Eve Ensler, Tony Stroebel Documentary Short, 2013 [US] English, 9 minutes In 2013, one billion women and men rose and shook the earth through dance to end violence against women in the biggest mass action ever. The event was a radical awakening of body and consciousness. This is what it looked like.

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OPENING FILM AFTER-PARTY Thursday, February 6, 9PM Havana Central, 2911 Broadway, NYC (between 113th & 114th) In celebration of the New York Premiere of Belle, we welcome all those who attend the opening film to join us for a celebration after the film.

LEADERSHIP RECEPTION Friday, February 7, 7:30PM Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard Hall Filmmakers who are currently having or have had their films shown at Athena Film Festivals are welcome to join us for this special reception that also celebrates the ESPN Nine for IX film, The 99ers.

BARNARD ALUMNAE RECEPTION Friday, February 7, 8PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center, 2nd Floor Barnard Alumnae are invited to join us for a special reception following the screening of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs featuring Barnard alumna, Grace Lee Boggs ’35. Come mingle, network, and enjoy refreshments between films.

COLLEGE STUDENT LUNCHEON Saturday, February 8, 12:30PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center, 2nd Floor The Athena Film Festival welcomes college delegations at our Second Annual College Student Luncheon. Over a light lunch, meet other college students and discuss women and leadership.

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL AWARD CEREMONY Saturday, February 8, 6:30PM Diana Center Event Oval, Diana LL100 The Athena Film Festival Awards recognize extraordinary women for their leadership and creative accomplishments. Invitation Only.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

PANELS

A CONVERSATION WITH 2011 NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE LEYMAH GBOWEE


VENUES

1st Floor Diana Center

Screenings, Panels and Receptions: Diana Event Oval: LL100 Diana Center

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Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre: LL200 Diana Center James Room: 418 Barnard Hall

Northwest Corner Building

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BARNARD COLLEGE CAMPUS

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Julius Held Auditorium: 304 Barnard Hall COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS EXTENDS BEYOND THE BOUNDRIES OF THIS MAP

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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

VENUES

Information and Tickets:

campus map

Lehman Auditorium: 202 Altschul Hall Northwest Corner: 120th & Broadway, 5th Floor Sulzberger Parlor: 316 Barnard Hall Student Dining Room, 2nd Floor, Diana Center

Food Liz’s Place: 1st Floor Diana Center: coffee and snacks: Friday, 8am–9pm; Saturday, 12pm–9pm; Sunday, 12pm–9pm. We gladly provide assistive devices upon request.

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11. Barnard Hall

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Julius Held Auditorium, 3rd Floor James Room, 4th Floor

22. Altschul Hall

Lehman Auditorium, Lobby Level

33. The Diana Center

Diana Event Oval, Lower Level 1 Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theater, Lower Level 2 Liz’s Place, 1st Floor Student Dining Room, 2nd Floor

44. Northwest Corner Building 5th Floor

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ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS

Bonnie Bruckheimer, Producer

Association of Junior Leagues International

Penney Finkelman Cox, ’73, Producer

Barnard Center for Research on Women

Madeline Di Nonno, Executive Director, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

CH International Center

Lindsay Doran, President, Three Strange Angels Madelyn Hammond, President, Madelyn Hammond & Associates Ted Hope, Producer

FRIENDS

FRIENDS

INDUSTRY ADVISORS

ClaudiaChan.com Columbia University Film Productions Columbia Women in Film DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center)

Rachael Horovitz, Producer

Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee

Annette Insdorf, Professor, Columbia University School of the Arts Claudia Landsberger, CEO, EYE International Terry Lawler, Executive Director, NY Women in Film and TV Heidi Levitt, ’83, Casting Director and Producer Gayle Nachlis, Executive Director, Women in Film Mary Recine, ’92, Producer

Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace Futuro Media Group Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Girl Scouts of Greater New York GLAAD H.G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment

Amy Richards, ’92 Author and Activist

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

ITVS/Women and Girls Lead Manhattan Neighborhood Network Ma’yan Morningside Area Alliance The New Agenda New York Women in Film and Television NOW-NYC

Ronnie Davis Productions

UN Women UN Women Metro NY Chapter West Harlem Food and Beverage Association Women Make Movies Women in Film Women’s Campaign Fund Women’s Media Center

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ATHENA CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP STUDIES

Co-Founders Kathryn Kolbert, Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College; Melissa Silverstein, Women and Hollywood

Staff Sasha Hill Kathryn Kolbert Abigail Sara Lewis Nathalie Molina-Nino Maria Perez-Martinez Tomika Rodriguez Melissa Silverstein Erin Vilardi

Artistic Director Melissa Silverstein Operations Manager Maria Perez-Martinez Technical Director Michael Comstock, Indre Studios Public Relations Frank PR: Lina Plath, Clare Anne Darragh, Stephanie Davidson Barnard Communications: Alyssa Vine, Stephanie Browne, Lindsay Stuffle, Events Support Tiffany Dugan, Amanda Gates-Elston, Anthony Otero Volunteer Manager Jeanne Baron Outreach Coordinator Alece Oxendine Guest Services Manager Layna Fisher Web Design Jen Mazer Program Design and Production Maria Ilardi, David Hopson, Lisa Buonaiuto Tickets Rudy Scala, CUArts Interns Jodie Chiang, Caroline Moore, Lili Safon Barnard Staff Bret Silver, Dan Davis, Carol Wynne, Allan Strauss, Special thanks as well to the nearly 300 volunteers who help make the festival a success.

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Faculty Advisory Board Alexander Cooley Flora S. Davidson Alan Dye Ross Hamilton Kim Johnson Robert McCaughey Debra Minkoff David Weiman Board of Advisors Kim K. Azzarelli Nancy Barry Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton Stephanie Bell-Rose Stephanie Berger The Honorable Margot Botsford ’69 Wendy Myers Cambor Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald ’81 Ronnie Eldridge ’52 Anne Sutherland Fuchs Ellen Futter ’71 Dr. Helene Gayle ’76 Betsy Gotbaum ’60 Phyllis Grann ’58 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Helene Kaplan ’53 The Honorable Judith Kaye ’58 Shelly Lazarus Linda Fayne Levinson ’62 Liz Neumark ’77 Indra Nooyi Azita Raji ’83 Anna Quindlen ’74 Meryl Tisch ’77 Faye Wattleton Anne Weisberg Sheila Wellington Constance Hess Williams ’66 Marie Wilson Melinda Wolfe

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WHO’S WHO

WHO’S WHO

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS


The Athena Center for Leadership Studies is deeply indebted to the extraordinary donors whose gifts have enabled us to launch and grow this ambitious program.

WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD STAFF Melissa Silverstein, Founder and Editor Inkoo Kang, News Editor Kate Wilson, International Correspondent Laura Berger, Intern Alyssa Rosenberg and Susan Wloszczyna - columnists

For the endowment of the Constance Hess Williams Directorship of the Athena Center Constance Hess Williams ’66 The Founding Donors of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies Francene Sussner Rodgers ’67 Constance Hess Williams ’66 Lucille Zanghi and James Dow P ’10 The Founding Donors of the Financial Fluency Program Laird Grant Groody ’67 Patricia Harrigan Nadosy ’68 Mollie Rosenthal Memorial Fund Susan Weber ’77 Athena Leadership Council Claire Newman (Co-Chair) Jyoti Menon ’01 (Co-Chair) April Benson ’73 Dina De Luca Chartouni ’82 Glori Cohen P’14 Rochelle Cooper ’84 P ’12 Leah Dunaief ’62 Caryn Effron Mary Beth Forshaw ’84 Vivian Fried ’82 Marjorie Gittelman ’82 Anne Josephson ’91 Annamaria Filleda Kafati P ’13 Lori Lesser Amy Levenson ’85 Marina Lewin ’80 Marley Blue Lewis ’05 Anna Longobardo ’49 Nancy McGregor Manne ’80 P ’14 Pat Nadosy ’68 Terry Newman ’79 Lida Orzeck ’68 Jo Ousterhout Daphne Fodor Philipson ’69 Philippa Portnoy ’86 Francene Sussner Rodgers ’67 Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan ’85 Joan Smith Robyn H. Price Stonehill Eleanor Wagner ’71 Carla Walworth P ’12 Margaret Withgott, M.D. ’76 Lisa Wolfe ’82 Paulea Throckmorton Zakaria ’89 Lucille R. Zanghi P ’10 Anonymous 50 Founding Sponsor:

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WHO’S WHO

WHO’S WHO

ATHENA LEADERSHIP COUNCIL AND DONORS


Developed in collaboration with UN Women and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, the Athena Global Shorts (a 56-minute DVD) includes four short films (Tasnim, Northeast Front, The Director, and Umoja: No Men Allowed) that celebrate the power, audacity, and creativity of international women leaders. The program, sponsored by ADP, is available to women’s organizations, companies and classrooms. If your group or organization is interested in obtaining a copy, please contact the Athena Center, athenacenter@barnard.edu. In 2013, along with allies from across the globe, the Athena Film Festival helped launch the International Women’s Film Festival Network (IWFFN) to support and promote women’s voices, visions, and leadership, both onscreen and behind the scenes. With 49 film festivals participating from across the globe and still growing, the Network strives to amplify the visibility of women filmmakers, more prominently showcase their work, and demonstrate that audiences will attend films about women and girls. The network met and held panels at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival. More events are scheduled in 2014. Learn more at www.IWFFN.com

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FILMS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS FOR FILMMAKERS #slutwalknyc (New York Premiere) tk 30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone) tk The 99ers (New York Premiere) tk Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth tk American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs tk Assembly tk Barnard in the Biz tk Bechdel Test 2.0 tk Belle (Opening Film; New York Premiere) tk The Book Thief tk Conversation with Leymah Gbowee tk Councilwoman Castillo tk Decoding Annie Parker (Centerpiece Film) tk Eufrosina’s Revolution tk Farah Goes Bang tk Filly Brown tk Frost (New York Premiere) tk Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way (Closing Film) tk Haleema tk The Hot Flashes tk In a World… tk The Invisible Bicycle Helmet tk A Kiss for Gabriela tk Laal Pari (The Red Fairy) tk Maidentrip tk Makers: Women Who Make America tk Master Class with Callie Khouri tk Master Class with Debra Martin Chase tk Miss Todd tk Miss You Can Do It tk The Other Shore tk On the Frontlines of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices tk One Billion Rising tk Out of Step (New York Premiere) tk Radical Grace tk Reaching for the Moon tk Rebel tk The Red Pill (New York Premiere) tk Regina tk Short Term 12 tk Tall as the Baobab Tree tk Tales From the Trenches: The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series tk Tina for President tk Trapped tk Wednesdays in Mississippi tk Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley tk Wild Horses tk The Worlds of Bernice Bing (New York Premiere) tk

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INDEX

GLOBAL PROGRAMS

GLOBAL PROGRAMS


Special Thanks to Our Honorary Host Committee honorary host committee Loreen Arbus

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors Founding Sponsor Regina K. Scully / Founder & CEO

Susan Cartsonis Dina DeLuca Chartouni ’82 Glori Cohen P ’14 Maria Cuomo Cole

Premiere Level

Lisa Brenner Devlin ’97 Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser Barbara Dobkin

Gold Level

Elaine Harris

Dobkin Family Foundation

Caroline Hirsch Marina Weitzner Lewin ’80 and Andrew Lewin Lida Orzeck ’68 Gigi Pritzker Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal

Silver Level The Andrew and Marina Lewin Family Foundation

Bronze Level

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Athena Film Festival 2014 Program  

Now in its fourth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, document...

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