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A Celebration of Women and Leadership

Athena

February 5–8, 2015 • Barnard College

Film Festival 2015 PROGRAM GUIDE


Special Thanks to our Honorary Host Committee HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE Glori Cohen P ’14

Special Thanks to our Sponsors FOUNDING SPONSOR REGINA K. SCULLY / FOUNDER & CEO

Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser Barbara Dobkin P ’92 Barbara Insel Marina Weitzner Lewin ’80 and Andrew Lewin

PREMIERE LEVEL

Lida Orzeck ’68 Gigi Pritzker Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal Martha Scodro P ‘14 and Sylvia Scodro ‘14

GOLD LEVEL

Dobkin Family Foundation FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

SILVER LEVEL The Andrew and Marina Lewin Family Foundation

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents Festival Co-Chairs 4 2015 Athena Film Festival Awards 6 Features 10 Schedule 16 Documentaries 20 Shorts 26 Works-in-Progress 28 Master Classes 29 Panels 30 Special Events 33 Festival Founders 34 Founding Organizations

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Organizational and Global Partners 36 Film Festival Staff and Volunteers 37 Campus Map & Venues 38 Index 39

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IVAL CO-CHAIRS

Writer and director, Amma Asante, began her career as a child actor. She made her writing/directing debut with the 2004 feature film, A Way of Life, which won her 17 international awards. Amma’s latest project, Belle, which tells the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a naval captain who is raised in London by her greatuncle Lord Mansfield, was screened in the U.S. at the 2014 Athena Film Festival.

Diane Levin P ’13 has been an educational advocate for the past twenty-five years, serving as a Board member of the Oakwood School, IMPACT Theatre Group in Harlem, and the Parents Council at Barnard. Along with her producing partner, Robbie Tollin, Levin produced a web series, Georgia, for the WIGS channel. She also is a producer of The Zookeeper’s Wife, written by Diane Ackerman and adapted by Angela Workman.

Julie Parker Benello ’92 co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures in 2005 with a shared belief that powerful women storytellers can help build movements for justice, equity, and health. Films of note include 2012 Academy Award® winner Saving Face, After Tiller, The Invisible War, and Pariah. Benello co-founded and is a Managing Director of Gamechanger Films, which invests in narrative features by women directors. Debra Martin Chase is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning television and motion picture producer whose company, Martin Chase Productions, is affiliated with the Walt Disney Company. Her producing credits include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Princess Diaries, and the American Girl movie franchises. Chase was a producing partner with the late Whitney Houston and ran Denzel Washington’s production company, where she produced Courage Under Fire and The Preacher’s Wife, among others. 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 the 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.

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Jon Levin P ’13 is a Motion Picture Literary Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Since joining CAA in 1979, Levin has worked on behalf of such agency clients as actors Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman; directors Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, and Spike Jonze, and a number of studios and authors. Regina K. Scully is the Founder and CEO of the Artemis Rising Foundation and is the Athena Film Festival’s Founding Sponsor. Following a long career in journalism and public relations, Scully began working in film. She has executive produced such films as Boyhood Shadows, The Invisible War, The Big Picture, and Miss Representation, which deal with such critical issues as childhood abuse, rape in the U.S. Military, childhood obesity, and the negative effects of media on young girls and women. Rachel Weisz is an award-winning actress who is known for portraying women of incredible spirit and intelligence. Weisz has won an Academy Award® as Best Supporting Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe for her performance in The Constant Gardner. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea. Other recent films and TV credits include: Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Bourne Legacy, The Whistleblower, Dream House, and Page Eight, among many others.

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2015 FESTIVAL CO-CHAIRS

2015 FESTIVAL CO-CHAIRS

Festival Co-Chairs


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. Her producing credits included a string of hits including Murphy’s Romance, No Way Out, and Pretty Woman, which she executive produced in 1990. In 1994, Ziskin was named President of Fox 2000 where she 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 and Sherry Lansing, created Stand Up to Cancer, a research and advocacy organization. Ziskin produced the historic Stand Up to Cancer television show that was simultaneously televised 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.

Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients 2014: Sherry Lansing, Philanthropist, former Chair and CEO of Paramount Pictures and former President of 20th Century Fox 2013: Gale Anne Hurd, Film & Television Producer; CEO, Valhalla Entertainment 2012: Julia Barry accepted the award posthumously on behalf of her mother, Laura Ziskin (1950–2011)

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Jodie Foster: The 2015 Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

2015 AWARDS

2015 AWARDS

About The Laura Ziskin Lifetime Achievement Award

Jodie Foster’s stunning performances as a rape survivor in The Accused and as Special Agent Clarice Starling in the hit thriller The Silence of the Lambs earned her two Academy Awards® for Best Actress and a reputation as one of the most critically acclaimed actresses of her generation. Foster began her career at age three, appearing as “The Coppertone Girl” in the television commercial. She then went on to become a regular on a number of television series. In total, Foster has appeared in more than 40 films, including recent films Carnage and The Brave One, for which she received Golden Globe nominations. For her role in The Silence of the Lambs, Foster was also awarded a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and several Film Critics awards. For her role in Taxi Driver, Foster received her first Oscar® nomination and awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the L.A. Film Critics. In 2013, Foster was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Lifetime Achievement. Foster made her motion picture directorial debut in 1991 with the highly acclaimed Little Man Tate, in which she also starred. In 1995, Foster directed her second film, Home for the Holidays, which she also produced. Her most recent film, The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, was released in 2011. Foster founded Egg Pictures in 1992 and the company produced Nell, for which Foster earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress; Home for the Holidays; and the Showtime telefilm The Baby Dance, which received a Peabody Award, four Emmy® nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. Her upcoming directing project will be the thriller Money Maker starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

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Cathy Schulman

PRESIDENT’S VISIONARY AWARD

Sheila Nevins President, HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins, President, HBO Documentary Films, is responsible for overseeing the development and production of all documentaries for HBO, HBO2, and Cinemax. As an executive producer or producer, she has received 28 Primetime Emmy® Awards, 32 News and Documentary Emmys®, and 40 George Foster Peabody Awards. During her tenure, HBO’s critically acclaimed documentaries have gone on to win 23 Academy Awards®. Nevins has been honored with numerous prestigious career achievement awards including, the 2009 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a 2008 Gotham Awards Tribute, a 2005 Emmy® Lifetime Achievement Award, and a personal Peabody in 1999. In 2000, Nevins was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  She is a proud Barnard Alumna.

Gina PrinceBythewood Writer, Producer, Director Gina Prince-Bythewood began her career writing and directing the widely-acclaimed feature film Love & Basketball, winning the 2000 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and a Humanitas Prize. In 2008, she wrote and directed the celebrated adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Secret Life of Bees, which won two People’s Choice Awards and two NAACP Image Awards. Her third feature, Beyond the Lights, which New York Times film critic, Manohla Dargis called one of the ten best film of 2014, was released in November. Prince-Bythewood has written and produced for network television series such as A Different World, Felicity, South Central, and Sweet Justice before making the transition to directing. She also won a Community Service Emmy for her work with the Rap-it-Up campaign.

2015 AWARDS

2015 AWARDS

2015 Athena Film Festival Awards Academy Award®-Winning Producer Cathy Schulman, President of Mandalay Pictures, is a part of an elite group of women who head self-financed production companies. In 2015, Schulman will produce the film Whatever Makes You Happy, based on the novel by William Sutcliffe. Recently, she produced Horns, The Voices, Dark Places, based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, and The Kids Are All Right, which was nominated for an Academy Award®. Prior to joining Mandalay, Schulman produced Crash, released in 2005 by Lionsgate, which received Academy Awards® for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. A consistent advocate of worldwide social causes, Schulman produced the documentary Darfur Now in 2007. Through Bull’s Eye Entertainment, which she founded with Tom Nunan, Schulman produced The Illusionist in 2006, winning an Oscar® nomination in cinematography. Schulman is the President of Women In Film, a Board Member of Film Independent, and has served as a council member of the Producers Guild of America. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

To help remedy the striking lack of strong female characters in The movies, the Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of screenplays with strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. Selected by a group of industry professionals, the 2015 winners are recognized during the festival Awards ceremony.

Athena List

Athena List Finalists Chisholm by Montserrat Mendez and Armistead Johnson Dickey Chapelle by Margaret Nagle Highsmith by Eliza Lee Little Pink House by Courtney Moorehead Balaker Revolution by Joanne Parrent Victoria of Murray Hill by Kate Danaher and Robert Rivenbark What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Jenny Halper

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FEATURES

FEATURES

CENTERPIECE FILM

CLOSING FILM

BEYOND THE LIGHTS

DIFRET

Saturday, February 7, 9PM Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway

Sunday, February 8, 6PM Diana Center Event Oval, LL100

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Feature, 2014 [US] English, 116 mins

Director: Zeresenay Berhane Mehari Feature, 2014 [Ethiopia] Amharic, 99 minutes

The pressures of fame have superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. Named by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis as one of the top 10 best films of 2014. Q & A SESSION Director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, winner of a 2015 Athena Film Festival Award, will join the audience following the film.

Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, Hirut, a bright 14-year-old girl is kidnapped on her way home from school. Hirut bravely grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. For her village, the practice of abduction into marriage is common and one of Ethiopia’s oldest traditions. Meaza Ashenafi, a young lawyer, arrives from the city to represent Hirut and argue that she acted in self-defense. Meaza boldly embarks on a collision course between civil authority and customary law, risking her legal-aid practice to save Hirut’s life.

DUKHTAR DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Saturday, February 7, 2PM Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway Director: Justin Simien Feature, 2014 [US] English, 108 mins Sam White is a mixed race film major at Winchester University, a prestigious and predominantly white Ivy League school. With her sharp and witty radio show Dear White People and her self-published book entitled Ebony and Ivy, Sam causes a stir among the administration and student body, calling out racist micro-aggressions on campus. When a white student and son of the school’s President and his club come up with a black face theme for their annual party, tensions overflow. All at once everyone finds themselves on different sides of a race war fighting each other and themselves.

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Sunday, February 8, 3PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Afia Nathaniel Feature, 2014 [Pakistan] Urdu/Pashto, 93 minutes Set in Pakistan, Dukhtar (Daughter) is a dramatic story of a mother who kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter to save her from the fate of a child bride. Their daring escape triggers a relentless hunt and as their pursuers close in on them, mother and daughter meet a cynical truck driver who offers unlikely hope. Q & A SESSION Director Afia Nathaniel will join the audience following the screening.

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Sponsored by Whitewater Films

MAÏNA Sunday, February 8, 4PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, Diana LL200

Friday, February 6, 6PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall

Director: Michel Poulette Feature, 2012 [Canada] Innu, 100 minutes

Director: Jasmila Zbanic Feature, 2013 [Bosnia & Herzegovina] English/Bosnian, 82 mins

Six hundred years ago, in the aftermath of a bloody confrontation between her Innu tribe, and the Inuit (the “men from the Land of Ice”), Maïna fulfills a death-bed promise to her friend Matsii, following the trail of her enemies to retrieve Matsii’s 11-year-old son, Nipki, who has been captured by the Inuit. Maïna is taken captive herself and forced to travel with the Inuit to the Land of Ice.

Instead of visiting Fiji like everybody else, Kym, an Australian tourist, decides to travel to Bosnia. Her guidebook leads her to Višegrad, a small town steeped in history, on the border of Bosnia and Serbia. After a night of insomnia in the ‘romantic’ Hotel Vilina Vlas, Kym discovers what happened there during the war. No longer an ordinary tourist, her life will never be the same.

GABRIELLE Saturday, February 7, 6PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall Director: Louise Archambault Feature, 2013 [Canada] French, 104 minutes Gabrielle is a 22-year-old woman with Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that often slows cognitive skills while increasing sociability and musical talent. She sings in a Montreal choir with other disabled adults, where she meets and falls in love with the dashingly handsome Martin. The bliss of first love is interrupted, however, by Martin’s interfering mother, who worries that special needs individuals aren’t sufficiently fit for romantic relationships. What emerges in Louise Archambault’s sweet, unassuming, and confidently directed film is a portrait of a young woman fighting, in her own way, for acceptance and independence, and for her right to experience life’s highs and lows– with joy, pain, confusion and eventual understanding.

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Q & A SESSION Director Michel Poulette will join the audience following the screening.

OBVIOUS CHILD Saturday, February 7, 6PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Gillian Robespierre Feature, 2014 [US] English, 84 minutes On stage, aspiring comedian Donna Stern is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. She surprisingly discovers is that the most terrifying thing isn’t facing adulthood on her own—it’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. Q & A SESSION Director Gillian Robespierre will join the audience following the screening.

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FEATURES

FEATURES

FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES


SCHEDULE

FEATURES

WE ARE THE BEST! Friday, February 6, 9PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Lukas Moodysson Feature, 2013 [Sweden] Swedish, 102 minutes We are the Best! revolves around three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band—despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.

SHORTS BEFORE FEATURES

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 Maker interview will be screened prior to each full-length feature and documentary.

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7PM

DREAMCATCHER Diana Center Event Oval

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 4pm

7:30PM

Master Class with Cathy Schulman Black Box Theatre | The Diana Center Barnard in the Biz James Room | Barnard Hall

8PM 9PM

FRIDAY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Opening Film After-Party Bernheim & Schwartz

6pm

ALTHEA; BRITNEY GRINER: LIFESIZE Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall FOR THOSE WHO CAN TELL NO TALES Lehman Auditorium | Altschul Hall Twyla Tharp’s Moving Notations & Comments Diana Center Event Oval Working Together to Make Change James Room | Barnard Hall

6:30PM 7PM 7:30pm 8pm

Leadership Reception Sulzberger Parlor | Barnard Hall Barnard Alumnae Reception Student Dining Room | The Diana Center

9pm

KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall WE ARE THE BEST! Lehman Auditorium | Atschul Hall

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12PM

SHORTS PROGRAM Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8 12PM

#CHICAGOGIRL – THE SOCIAL NETWORK TAKES ON A DICTATOR Lehman Auditorium | Altschul Hall

QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA Lehman Auditorium | Altschul Hall SEPIDEH – REACHING FOR THE STARS Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall

Below the Line James Room | Barnard Hall 12:30PM

College Student Lunch Sulzberger Parlor | Barnard Hall

1PM

Master Class with Stephanie Laing Black Box Theatre | The Diana Center

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3PM

1PM

Master Class with Gina Prince-Bythewood Black Box Theatre | The Diana Center

3PM

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS James Room | Barnard Hall

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway

DUKHTAR Lehman Auditorium | Altschul Hall

Reimagining Gender Diversity James Room | Barnard Hall IN THE GAME Black Box Theatre | The Diana Center VESSEL Lehman Auditorium | Altschul Hall

BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall 3:30PM 4PM

4PM 4:30PM

6PM

ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STANDUP Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway OBVIOUS CHILD Lehman Auditorium | Altschul Hall

A Guide to Successful Crowdfunding James Room | Barnard Hall

MAINA Black Box Theatre The Diana Center

4:30 5PM 5:30PM 6PM

DIFRET Diana Center Event Oval

GABRIELLE Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall 9PM

BEYOND THE LIGHTS Miller Theatre 2960 Broadway OUT IN THE NIGHT Julius Held Auditorium | Barnard Hall

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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7


Friday, February 6, 6PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall Director: Rex Miller Documentary, 2014 [US] English, 77 minutes Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950’s. Gibson was the first African-American to play and win at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, a decade before the great Arthur Ashe, only to be shunned by the tennis establishment. The film details her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins, and others, and her rise to fame that thrusts her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights Movement. Q & A SESSION Filmmaker Rex Miller (Althea) will join the audience following the screening.

BRITTNEY GRINER: LIFESIZE Director: Melissa Johnson Documentary, 2014 [US] English, 16 minutes This short film, screened before Althea, is a rite of passage story of basketball center Brittney Griner’s inaugural season with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. Director Melissa Johnson collaborated with espnW’s Kate Fagan, to chronicle Griner as she moves from a celebrated kid with unlimited potential to a self-reliant adult with capacity to make her championship dreams a reality.

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Sunday, February 8, 3PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall Director: Catherine Gund Documentary, 2014 [US] English, 82 mins Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers’ bruises and broken noses, Born to Fly offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce experience. Q & A SESSION Choreographer Elizabeth Streb will join the audience following the screening.

IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

NEW YORK PREMIERE

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BORN TO FLY: ELIZABETH STREB VS. GRAVITY

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#CHICAGOGIRL—THE SOCIAL NETWORK TAKES ON A DICTATOR Saturday, February 7, 12PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Joe Piscatella Documentary, 2013 [US] English/Arabic, 74 minutes Armed only with a laptop, a smartphone, and her determination, 19-year-old Ala’a Basatneh is contributing to the Syrian revolution from her Chicago bedroom. Six thousand miles away from Damascus, she orchestrates an impressive array of social media to coordinate and protect the Syrian protesters from President Bashar al-Assad’s rule of terror. And while she is out of the regime’s reach, there’s no telling when the other shoe will drop.

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DOCUMENTARIES

DOCUMENTARIES

ALTHEA


Thursday, February 5, 7PM Diana Center Event Oval, LL100

Friday, February 6, 9PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Directors: Kim Longinotto Documentary, 2014 [US] English, 98 minutes Dreamcatcher is a portrait of Brenda Myers-Powell, a former Chicago prostitute, who helps women and teenage girls break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation. The film lays bare the hidden violence that devastates the lives of young women, their families, and the communities where they live. It is Brenda’s compassion and unflinching intervention that turns these desperate lives around.

OPENING FILM AFTER-PARTY: Bernheim and Schwartz Hall, 2911 Broadway (btw 113 & 114)

Director: Sam Feder Documentary, 2014 [US] English, 72 minutes Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Performance artist and writer. Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Bornstein as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style, and astonishing candor. Q & A SESSION Director Sam Feder and film subject, Kate Bornstein, will join the audience following the screening.

In celebration of our our fifth anniversary, we welcome all those who attend to join us for a celebration following the film.

OUT IN THE NIGHT Saturday, February 7, 9PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

WORK IN PROGRESS

IN THE GAME Saturday, February 7, 3PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, Diana LL200 Director: Maria Finitzo Documentary, 2014 [USA] English/Spanish, 77 minutes In the Game follows the ups and downs of an Hispanic girls soccer team to reveal the impact that race, class, and gender has on life’s opportunities.

Q & A SESSION Director Maria Finitzo, will join the audience following the screening.

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Director: Blair Dorosh-Walther Documentary, 2014 [US] English, 75 minutes Out in the Night tells the story of a group of African-American lesbian teenagers from Newark, N.J. who are out, one hot August night in 2006, in a gay friendly neighborhood of New York City. When an older man sexually and violently confronts the group, two of the teens defend themselves and the man is stabbed. The women are rounded up and charged with gang assault, assault, and attempted murder. They are called a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” by the media and in activist circles become known as “The New Jersey 4.” Q & A SESSION Director Blair Dorosh-Walter and producer Giovanna Chesler will join the audience following the screening.

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DOCUMENTARIES

DOCUMENTARIES

DREAMCATCHER

KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER

OPENING FILM & NEW YORK PREMIERE


IDEAL FOR FAMILIES

Sunday, February 8, 12PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall

SEPIDEH—REACHING FOR THE STARS

Director: Doris Dörrie Documentary, 2014 [Mexico] Spanish, 86 minutes

Sunday, February 8, 12PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall

Mariachi, an essential part of Mexican culture, is more than just music; it is a lifestyle that views the world from a macho perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi and when the Mariachi women sing about death, love, and poverty, the heavy issues of everyday life in Mexico City appear slightly more bearable.

Director: Berit Madsen Documentary, 2013 [Denmark] Farsi, 90 minutes In a rural village far from Tehran, the night sky glows brilliantly, unimpeded by light pollution, and a teenage girl named Sepideh dreams of becoming an astronomer. Lugging a telescope as tall as she is, Sepideh spends her nights stargazing, inspired by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. But achieving such a lofty ambition is easier said than done for an Iranian girl.

Q & A SESSION Director Doris Dörrie will join the audience following the screening.

VESSEL

WORLD PREMIERE

ROSIE O’DONNELL: A HEARTFELT STAND UP Sponsored by HBO

Saturday, February 7, 4:30PM Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway Director: Dan Chaykin Documentary, 2015 [US] English, 59 minutes Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up features Rosie O’Donnell in a hybrid form of standup comedy, inspired by her recent near-fatal heart attack. In a comic and touching performance, she shares her experience with heart disease, the leading cause of death among American women, and explores topics ranging from the challenges of raising five children to her obsession with Barbara Streisand. O’Donnell’s return to the stage is an honest, hilarious, and intimate take on life.

Saturday, February 7, 3PM Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Director: Diana Whitten Documentary, 2014 [US] English/Spanish/Portuguese/Swahili/ Polish, 88 minutes Moved by the plight of desperate women in countries with restrictions on reproductive rights, Dutch physician Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, which uses laws governing international waters to bring much-needed abortion and contraceptive services to those with no other recourse. Despite a quagmire of legal, religious, political, and logistical obstacles, Gomperts and her impassioned team persevere, coming up with creative work-arounds that enable them to educate and empower women around the world to take charge of their own bodies. Q & A SESSION Director Diana Whitten will join the audience following the screening.

Q & A SESSION Rosie O’Donnell will join the audience following the screening.

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DOCUMENTARIES

DOCUMENTARIES

QUE CARAMBA ES LA VIDA


AFRONAUTS

THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS

Director: Frances Bodomo Feature Short, 2014 [US] English, 13 minutes

Director: Lucy Walker Documentary Short, 2014 [US] English, 20 minutes

As America prepares to send Apollo 11 to the moon, the Zambia Space Academy in the African desert is rushing to launch their rocket first. They train by rolling their astronaut, 17-yearold Matha Mwamba, down hills in barrels to simulate weightlessness. As the clock counts down to blast off, and as the Bantu-7 Rocket looks more and more lopsided, Matha, the only woman in the group, must decide if she’s willing to die to keep her dreams alive.

A courageous young Scottish actress takes the boldest step imaginable to confront her risk of having inherited the fatal, incurable Huntington’s Disease.

MUTED Director: Rachel Goldberg Feature Short, 2014 [US] English, 18 minutes The Gladwells struggle to get media attention and law enforcement support when their teenage daughter disappears.

FLYING SOLO: A TRANSGENDER WIDOW FIGHTS DISCRIMINATION Director: Leslie Von Pless Documentary Short, 2012 [US] English, 8 minutes At 92, Robina Asti, a WWII veteran and pilot, tells her story of living as a transgender woman and her fight to be treated like any other widow.

ROSITA LOPEZ FOR PRESIDENT Director: Rachel Goldberg Feature Short, 2012 [US] English, 9 minutes A 14-year-old girl is running for President of the United States. As she tries to garner votes, she renews more than just a faith in democracy in the people she meets.

HAENYEO: WOMEN OF THE SEA Directors: Alex Igidbashian, Daye Jeong, Kevin Sawicki Documentary Short, 2013 [Korea] Korean, 12 minutes A portrait of Chuwar Park, a still active and unbelievably vibrant 82-year-old free-diver from Jeju Island, South Korea. Examining her daily routine as well as her past, Park sheds light on the unique matriarchal culture that hunts for ocean game.

WORLD PREMIERE

STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE Director: Dean Peterson Documentary Short, 2014 [US] English, 7 minutes The film highlights an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, that addresses gender based street harassment by placing portraits of women in outdoor public spaces, complete with captions that speak directly to offenders.

HOUREYA WA EIN (EYE & MERMAID) Director: Shahad Ameen Narrative Short, 2013 [Saudia Arabia] Arabic, 14 minutes Ten-year-old Hanan lives in a fishing village on the coast of the Arabian Peninsula. She has always wanted to join her father on his nighttime fishing trips, but he doesn’t want her to come along. Each morning, he returns with wonderful black pearls, but where do they come from? Does he harbor a secret?

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Q & A SESSION Filmmakers Dean Peterson (Stop Telling Women to Smile), Leslie Von Pless (Flying Solo), and Rachel Goldberg (Muted, Rosita Lopez for President) will join the audience following the screening.

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SHORTS PROGRAM

SHORTS PROGRAM

Saturday, February 7, 12PM Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall


MASTER CLASSES Sponsored by The Ford Foundation’s JustFilms

Sponsored by Chicken & Egg Pictures

Sunday, February 8, 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.

93QUEEN

Directed by Paula Eiselt This film follows Ruchie Freier, a diminutive, no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to provide dignified Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the Hasidic women and girls of Borough Park, Brooklyn. Ruchie is joined by an engaging cast of diverse Hasidic women who are risking their reputations—and, literally, the futures of their children—to create an all-female ambulance corps in their neighborhood.

MASTER CLASS ON PRODUCING TELEVISION WITH STEPHANIE LAING Saturday, February 7, 1PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, Diana LL200 Join Emmy-Award winning producer, Stephanie Laing, for a conversation on producing for television. Stephanie Laing has been producing comedy for over 15 years, launching her career with funny woman Tracey Ullman on her popular sketch comedy show Tracey Takes On…. Next came the HBO series Little Britain, followed by the critically-acclaimed series, Eastbound and Down. Veep followed, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus, where Laing is an Executive Producer as well as a director on the upcoming 4th season premiering in April.

FACING THE DRAGON

MASTER CLASS ON DIRECTING WITH GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD

The film follows a female parliament member fighting to secure the rights of Afghan women and an Afghan female journalist covering the volatile presidential elections. As American troops and aid begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, the country’s fragile democracy and the recent gains women have made hang in the balance.

Sunday, February 8, 1PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, Diana LL200

Directed by Sedika Mojadidi

This master class on directing for film features Gina Prince-Bythewood, writer, director, and producer. Prince-Bythewood’s films include Love & Basketball, The Secret Life of Bees, and Beyond the Lights, which New York Times Film Critic Manohla Dargis has called one of the 10 best films of 2014.

THE WAR TO BE HER Directed by Erin Heidenreich

This is the story of Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a girl who, disguised as a boy, lived a life unlike that available to any girl in Pakistan. By the age of thirteen, Maria was one of the best squash players in her country. The world started to take notice, and her protective guise as a boy had to end, leading to threats from the Taliban on her and her family. Like their father before them, Maria and her sister, the youngest woman ever elected to the Pakistani Parliament, battle against the oppressive treatment of women.

MASTER CLASS ON PRODUCING FILM WITH CATHY SCHULMAN Friday, February 6, 4PM Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, Diana LL200 Join Academy Award® winning producer, Cathy Schulman, President of Mandalay Pictures, for a conversation on producing. Among many other films, Schulman produced The Kids Are All Right, which was nominated for an Academy Award®  in 2010  and Crash, which received ® Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing in 2015.  

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FOR FILMMAKERS

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS CRITICAL REVIEW


Co-Hosted By Barnard Women in Entertainment and Media

A GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING Co-Hosted by Seed and Spark

Friday, February 6, 4PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall

Sunday, February 8, 12PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall

Featuring Barnard alumnae who work in the entertainment industry, this panel will focus on the nuts and bolts of creating a career, the different pressures women face in the industry, and their experiences breaking into the industry and navigating success. A great opportunity to network and meet fellow Alumnae.

Seed & Spark’s Founder and CEO Emily Best will teach a workshop for filmmakers with a step-by-step plan to parlay the skills needed for successful crowdfunding into successful distribution, helping filmmakers raise money, and build an audience.

Panelists: Anne Aghion ’82, director (My Neighbor My Killer); Martha Mitchell ’78, director (Law & Order SVU); Debika Shome ’98, Deputy Director, The Harmony Institute Moderator: Maria Hinojosa ’84, Host, NPR’s Latino USA.

BELOW THE LINE — CINEMATOGRAPHY PANEL Sponsored by Digital Bolex

Saturday, February 7, 12PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall In the last five years, women accounted for just 3% of the cinematographers among the 250 top-grossing films. No female Director of Photography has ever been nominated for an Academy Award®. Join us for a conversation with several established cinematographers who will talk about the lack of women in their field, how they broke into the “private club” and became some of the most well-regarded names in the business. Panelists: Nadia Hallgren (Fahrenheit 9/11, Trouble The Water); Kirsten Johnson (Derrida, Darfur Now); Reed Morano (The Skeleton Twins, And So It Goes)

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REIMAGINING GENDER DIVERSITY Sponsored by Fox Audience Strategy

Saturday, February 7, 3PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall Successful companies know that diversity adds value, increasing both innovation and the bottom line. But too often film studios and businesses in general, think about diversity only in terms of their own employees, motivated to fix homogeneity by notions of fairness or to avoid liability.   Shouldn’t we be asking a wider set of questions about diversity? Is our leadership inclusive and accepting of difference?  Do our stories and the characters onscreen reflect the world? Are our audiences filled with a wide range of fans?  Do our suppliers include a wide mixture of experience and heritage?     Panelists: Nicole Bernard, Executive Vice President of Audience Strategy, Fox Group; Lucy Kerbel, Director, Tonic Theatre; Dr. Stacy Smith, USC Professor.  

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PANELS

PANELS

BARNARD IN THE BIZ


Credit: Richard Avedon

Friday, February 6, 6PM Diana Center Event Oval, Diana LL100 For the last fifty years Twyla Tharp ‘63 has and continues to use moving image technology as a tool in her dance-making process. She has also created screen specific choreography for groundbreaking movies such as Hair, Ragtime, Amadeus, and White Nights. Her television credits include the award-winning Making Television Dance for PBS and The Catherine Wheel, which she both choreographed and directed for the BBC as well as “Baryshnikov by Tharp” for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards. Since the 1960s, Tharp has used moving image technology to document her creative process, assembling an archive of over 4,000 hours that records not only her work as a choreographer but also her evolving physicality as a dance artist. Tharp will join Kathryn Kolbert, co-founder of the Athena Film Festival, for a conversation and will share clips from her career.

PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION Thursday, February 5, 6PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center, 2nd Floor Invitation Only. The Athena Film Festival will open the Festival with a reception for sponsors and special guests.

OPENING FILM AFTER-PARTY Thursday, February 5, 9PM Bernheim and Schwartz Hall and Restaurant, 2911 Broadway (btw 113 & 114) In celebration of our fifth anniversary, we welcome those who attend to join us for a celebration after the film.

LEADERSHIP RECEPTION Friday, February 6, 8PM 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.

BARNARD ALUMNAE RECEPTION WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE CHANGE

Friday, February 6, 8PM Student Dining Room, Diana Center, 2nd Floor

Co-Hosted by Film Fatales

Barnard Alumnae and their guests are invited to join us for a special reception following the Barnard in the Biz Panel and Conversation with Barnard alumna, Twyla Tharp ’63. Come mingle, network, and enjoy refreshments.

Friday, February 6, 6PM James Room, 418 Barnard Hall Both an introduction to the Film Fatales, a collective of female filmmakers who have directed at least one feature narrative or documentary film, and a lessons-learned discussion, panelists will discuss how they make films while making ends meet and how a community or group like Film Fatales can help women in the industry. Panelists: Deborah Goodwin, Lina Plioplyte, Lynn True, Lara Zizic Moderator: Leah Meyerhoff

COLLEGE STUDENT LUNCHEON Saturday, February 7, 12:30PM Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard Hall The Athena Film Festival welcomes college delegations at our College Student Luncheon. Over a light lunch, meet other college students, discuss the films, and learn what campuses are doing to advance women’s leadership.

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL AWARD CEREMONY Saturday, February 7, 6:30PM Diana Center Event Oval, Diana LL100 Invitation Only. The Athena Film Festival Awards recognize extraordinary women for their leadership and creative accomplishments.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

PANELS

TWYLA THARP’S MOVING NOTATIONS & COMMENTS


Founding Organizations

Kathryn Kolbert is the Constance Hess Williams ’66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, an interdisciplinary center dedicated to advancing women’s leadership. A publicinterest attorney, journalist, and not-for-profit executive, Kolbert has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” In 1992, Kolbert argued the landmark case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been credited with saving Roe v. Wade with what Jeffrey Toobin has called “one of the most audacious litigation strategies in Supreme Court history.”

Established at Barnard College in 2009, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies is a catalyst for the education, development, and advancement of inspired and courageous women leaders worldwide. Respected civil rights attorney, Kathryn Kolbert, is the Center’s Constance Hess Williams Director. www.athenacenter.barnard.edu

Kolbert was the President and CEO of People for the American Way and created a program on law and American life at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, where she executive produced NPR’s Justice Talking and JusticeLearning.org. She spent many years as a lawyer at the Women’s Law Project, the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project and the Center for Reproductive Rights, which she co-founded.

Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film, which educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. Silverstein recently published the book, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on Women and Hollywood.

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry. In only seven years, it has grown to be one of the most respected sites focused on women’s issues and popular culture, and its founder, Melissa Silverstein, has become a world-renowned leader on the subject. blogs.indiewire. com/womenandhollywood The idea was bold for its time. Founded in 1889, Barnard was the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. This year, Barnard celebrates 125 years as the premier liberal arts college for women at Columbia University and remains devoted to empowering extraordinary women to become even more exceptional. For more information, visit www.barnard.edu.

Silverstein is a columnist for Forbes.com and her work has been featured on CNN, the BBC as well as in Newsweek, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, the New York Times, and many others. Women and Hollywood was named one of the top 100 websites for women by ForbesWoman in 2013, 2012 and 2011. In 2008, Women and Hollywood was named by More Magazine as one of the “blogs to watch,” and in 2009, it was named “Best Hollywood blog” by totalfilm.com. In 2011, Silverstein was named one of the Top 100 Arts tweeters by the Times of London and in 2010, she was named one of 10 film critics to follow on twitter by Flavorwire.

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WHO’S WHO

FESTIVAL FOUNDERS

Festival Founders


FILM FESTIVAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

Alliance for Women Directors Association of Junior Leagues International Bitch Media CH International Center ClaudiaChan.com Columbia Arts Access Columbia University Film Productions Columbia Women in Film

Co-Founders Kathryn Kolbert, Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College Melissa Silverstein, Women and Hollywood Artistic Director Melissa Silverstein Operations Manager Maria Perez-Martinez

DCTV The Diva Lounge NYC Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee Festology/POV Filmwax Radio Foundation for Global Collaboration and Peace Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media GLAAD Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Events Support Tiffany Dugan, Amanda Gates-Elston, Anthony Otero, Kaley Goodwin Guest Services Coordinator Layna Fisher Outreach Coordinator Avi Edelman

Harlem One Stop H.G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment Jenny & Gilda Entertainment MatCH Film Society Ma’yan

Program Design Maria Ilardi Programmer Tami Woronoff

Morningside Area Allliance Ms. Foundation for Women The New Agenda New York Women in Film and Television NOW-NYC SAG-AFTRA

Public Relations Frank PR: Lina Plath, Clare Anne Darragh, Stephanie Davidson, Jeff McBride Technical Director Michael Comstock, Indre Studios

SAIS Women’s Alumni Group theSkimm

Ticketing Services Director Rudy Scala

V-Day / One Bill Rising Vital Voices Women’s Media Center

Volunteer Manager Jeanne Baron

Women in Film Women in Film and Video DC Women’s Campaign Fund

Web Design Jen Mazer

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Interns Chinue Foreman ’15, Korinne DeCesario ’15

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. The network, which includes 49 film festivals from across the globe, held panels at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and at the Toronto International Film Festival. Another event is scheduled in 2015 in Berlin. www.IWFFN.com

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Barnard Staff Stephanie Browne, Lisa Buonaiuto, Dan Davis, Amy Giddon, Mark Godwin, Sasha Hill, David Hopson, Patricia Keim, Joanne Kwong, Abigail Sara Lewis, Tomika Rodriguez, Bret Silver, Lindsay Stuffle, Katherine Swibold, Alyssa Vine, Dorothy Weaver, Carol Wynne Special thanks as well to the nearly 400 volunteers who help make the festival a success.

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WHO’S WHO

WHO’S WHO

ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS


FILMS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS FOR FILMMAKERS 93Queen (Work-in-Progress) 28 Afronauts 26 Althea 20 Barnard in the Biz (Panel) 30

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Beyond the Lights 10 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS EXTENDS BEYOND THE BOUNDRIES OF THIS MAP

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Below the Line - Cinematography (Panel) 30 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity 21 Britney Griner: Lifesize 20 #ChicagoGirl-The Social Network Takes on a Dictator 21 Dear White People 10 Difret (Closing Film) 11 Dreamcatcher (Opening Film) 22 Dukhtar 11 Facing the Dragon (Work-In-Progress) 28 Flying Solo: A Transgender Widow Fights Discrimination 26 For Those Who Can Tell No Tales 12 Gabrielle 12 A Guide to Successful Crowdfunding (Panel) 31 Haenyeo: Women of the Sea 26 Houreya Wa Ein (Eye & Mermaid) 26 In the Game 22 Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger 23 The Lion’s Mouth Opens 27 Maïna 13 Makers: Women Who Make America 14 Master Class with Stephanie Laing 29 Master Class with Gina Prince-Bythewood 29 Master Class with Cathy Schulman 29

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BARNARD HALL Sulzberger Parlor, 316 Barnard Hall Julius Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall James Room, 418 Barnard Hall

Obvious Child 13 Out in the Night 23 Que Caramba es la Vida 24 Reimagining Gender Diversity (Panel) 31

ALTSCHUL HALL Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall Filmmaker’s Lounge, Altschul Atrium, 1st floor

Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Standup (World Premiere) 24

THE DIANA CENTER

Sepideh—Reaching for the Stars 25

Information and Tickets, 1st and 2nd Floors Diana Event Oval, LL100 Glicker-Milstein Black Box Theatre, LL200 Diana Center Student Dining Room, 2nd Floor Liz’s Place: 1st Floor Diana Center: Friday, 8am–9pm; Saturday, 12pm–9pm; Sunday, 12pm–9pm.

MILLER THEATRE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

Rosita Lopez for President 27 Stop Telling Women to Smile (World Premiere) 27 Twyla Tharp’s Moving Notations & Comments 32 Vessel 25 The War to be Her (Work-In-Progress) 28 We are the Best! 14 Working Together to Make Change (Panel) 32

2960 Broadway (116th Street) Assistive devices available upon request. 38

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INDEX

VENUES

CAMPUS MAP


Special Thanks to our Honorary Host Committee HONORARY HOST COMMITTEE Glori Cohen P ’14

Special Thanks to our Sponsors FOUNDING SPONSOR REGINA K. SCULLY / FOUNDER & CEO

Abigail E. Disney and Pierre N. Hauser Barbara Dobkin P ’92 Barbara Insel Marina Weitzner Lewin ’80 and Andrew Lewin Lida Orzeck ’68

PREMIERE LEVEL

Gigi Pritzker Nancy Stephens and Rick Rosenthal Martha Scodro P ’14 and Sylvia Scodro ’14

GOLD LEVEL

Dobkin Family Foundation FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

SILVER LEVEL The Andrew and Marina Lewin Family Foundation

HOTEL

BRONZE LEVEL TRANSPORTATION BY

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