The twelfth annual Athena Movie Pageant (AFF) has unveiled its lineup. To be held in-person March 11-13 at Barnard Faculty in New York Metropolis and just about March 11-20, the fest will rejoice girls leaders with movie screenings, panel discussions, and packages designed to help the pipeline of girls creatives.
The 2022 version will open with Mariama Diallo’s function directorial debut, “Grasp,” which sees three girls reckoning with their elite school’s racist previous — and current. Diallo will take part in a Q&A after the movie’s screening on March 11.
Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes’ “The Janes” will function AFF’s Highlight movie. The documentary is the story of the Jane Collective, an underground community that supplied secure, accessible, unlawful abortions in Chicago earlier than Roe v. Wade. The administrators will attend a post-screening Q&A on March 12, which is able to then be adopted by a panel on reproductive rights.
Among the many movie lineup’s different highlights are a twentieth anniversary screening of Patricia Cardoso’s coming-of-age drama following a college-bound Latina teen, “Actual Ladies Have Curves”; Clara Kuperberg and Julia Kuperberg’s doc about the one girl director in Hollywood in the course of the ’40s, “Ida Lupino: Gentlmen and Miss Lupino”; and Kim Bartley’s three-year chronicle of the lifetime of a younger Native American girl, “Pure Grit.”
Panels will embody “Let’s Discuss About Units: How Intimacy Coordinators Are Making Units Safer,” “Considering Past the Binary: Ought to Gendered Classes Nonetheless Exist?,” and “Accessibility is a Proper, Not the Latest Hollywood Development.”
“As we enter into our twelfth 12 months of the Athena Movie Pageant, now we have a big selection of recent, distinctive, and significant voices and programming to share with audiences this 12 months. We sit up for opening the pageant with Mariama Diallo’s function narrative debut, ‘Grasp’,” mentioned Melissa Silverstein, Co-Founder and Inventive Director of AFF and Founder and Writer of Ladies and Hollywood. “I’m additionally very happy with the slate of panel conversations we’ve curated which contact on a few of at the moment’s most urgent points, together with reproductive rights and ladies’s political management.”
AFF 2022’s full lineup is under. Head over to the fest’s web site to buy passes or discover out extra.
Director: Bernadette Wegenstein
Writers: Stefan Fauland, Bernadette Wegenstein
Producer: Annette Porter
Leonard Bernstein’s protege Marin Alsop reveals how she smashed the glass ceiling to change into an internationally famend conductor.
*New York Premiere*
Author/Director: Rachel Carey
Producers: Liz Gill, Auveen Lush, Ciara O’Sullivan
A black comedy set in a working-class Dublin hair salon the place the stylists change into unintentional vigilantes and neighborhood heroes as they tackle the gang members and gentrifiers threatening their neighborhood.
Director/Author: Holly Morris
Producers: Michael Kovnat, Jill Mazursky, Holly Morris, Eleanor Wilson
A crew of girls from the Western and Arab world makes a bid to succeed in the North Pole. This unprecedented expedition navigates open leads of water, the specter of polar bears, and -40 diploma temperatures in a rare story of resilience and world citizenry.
*Alfred P. Sloan STEM Showcase
FANNY: The Proper to Rock
Director/Author: Bobbi Jo Hart
Producers: Bobbi Jo Hart, Robbie Hart
Meet one of the crucial necessary rock bands that you just’ve by no means heard of. Their lead guitarist may shred. Their musicianship and songwriting have been stellar. They have been embraced by rock royalty, launched 5 critically-acclaimed albums with Prime 40 charted songs, however by no means broke via. Oh, and so they have been girls. FANNY: The Proper to Rock reveals the fascinating, untold story of an exceptional band that just about turned the “feminine Beatles.”
I Am Belmaya
*New York Premiere*
Administrators: Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali
Writers: Sue Carpenter, Kat Reynolds
Producer: Sue Carpenter
An inspirational story of revolt, braveness and hope in patriarchal Nepal. Silenced and subjugated for many of her life, uneducated Belmaya takes up the film digital camera to inform her story.
Ida Lupino: Gents and Miss Lupino
Writers/Administrators/Producers: Clara Kuperberg, Julia Kuperberg
Ida Lupino was the one girl director in Hollywood within the late Forties. She made films about girls, tackling such dangerous topics as rape, bigamy, and abortion. For 20 years, the Administrators Guild of America was made up of 1,300 males and “Miss Lupino.”
*New York Premiere*
Administrators: Administrators: Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes
Producers: Emma Pildes, Daniel Arcana, Jessica Levin
Within the spring of 1972, police raided an residence on the South Facet of Chicago. Seven girls have been arrested and charged. The accused have been a part of a clandestine community. Utilizing code names, blindfolds, and secure homes to guard their identities and their work, they constructed an underground service for girls searching for secure, reasonably priced, unlawful abortions. They referred to as themselves Jane.
*Shall be launched on HBO later this 12 months
The Justice of Bunny King
Director: Gaysorn Thavat
Writers: Sophie Henderson, Gregory King, Gaysorn Thavat
Producer: Emma Slade
A conquer adversity story about girls preventing their method again from the underside of society.
*New York Premiere*
Director/Author: Ida Joglar
Producers: Sam Kretchmar, Ida Joglar
A gaggle of plus-sized girls from world wide try to climb the tallest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.
*Opening Night time *
Director/Author: Mariama Diallo
Producers: Joshua Astrachan, Brad Becker-Parton, Andrea Roa
Three girls try to search out their place at an elite Northeastern college as previous because the nation. When nameless racist assaults goal a Black freshman — who insists she is being haunted by ghosts of the varsity’s previous — every girl should decide the place the actual menace lies.
*Shall be launched in theaters and on Prime Video globally on March 18, 2022
Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke
Writers: Johan Fasting, Yngvild Sve Flikke, Inga Sætre
Producer: Yngve Sæther
Astronaut, forest keeper, cartoonist: 23-year-old Rakel can think about herself as plenty of issues, however not a mom. So when she finds out she’s virtually seven months pregnant, her pocket book fills up with depictions of the “Ninjababy, who thinks it may possibly simply disguise in there, have time, and sneak out 9 months later.” After her drawings come to life as an animated fetus in a bandit masks, Ninjababy turns into a raucous and humorous coming-of-age story.
In Norwegian, with English subtitles
Director: Kim Bartley
Producers:Rachel Lysaght, Lesley McKimm
Chronicling three years within the lifetime of a younger Native American girl, Pure Grit is an exhilarating and intimate story of maximum bareback horse racing, younger love and hope when all appears misplaced.
Queen of Glory
Director/Author: Nana Mensah
Producers: Baff Akoto, Anya Migdal, Kelley Robins, Jamund Washington
Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to desert her Ivy League doctoral program to comply with her married lover throughout the nation when her mom dies immediately and makes her the proprietor of a neighborhood bookshop within the Bronx.
Actual Ladies Have Curves
*twentieth Anniversary Screening*
Director: Patricia Cardoso
Writers: Josefina Lopez, George LaVoo
Producers: Effie Brown, George LaVoo
In East Los Angeles, an 18-year-old is torn between her ambitions of going to school and the needs of her domineering mom for her to get married, have kids, and oversee the small, rundown, family-owned textile manufacturing unit.
Robust Feminine Lead
Director/Author: Tosca Looby
Producer: Karina Holden
One in three Australian girls expertise discrimination or harassment within the office. Australia’s first and solely feminine prime minister, Julia Gillard, was considered one of them.
Director: Haimy Assefa
Producer: Dominique Turner
Three expectant moms, together with the director, navigate the thrill, fears, and complexity of Black motherhood in America.
Director/Author: Tang Yi
Producers: Prabin Kumar Rawat, Okay Sab Pandey
Pasang will get her first interval.
Change the Title
Director/Co-Producer: Cai Thomas
Co-Producer: Donald Conley
An intimate portrayal of Black youth organizing on the west facet of Chicago, Change The Title follows a gaggle of fifth graders from Village Management Academy as they embark on a marketing campaign to rename Stephen A. Douglas Park after freedom fighters Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass. Over the course of the three-year grassroots marketing campaign the scholars deal with bureaucratic Chicago Park District techniques, underestimations of their capability to make actual change in addition to a pandemic and world rebellion.
Chilly Beds Lits Froids
Director/Author: Laëtitia Martinucci
Producer: Jonathan Hazan
After getting locked out, Mona, a younger seasonal employee of Italian origin, tries to battle off the chilly whereas in search of shelter.
*New York Premiere*
Director/Author/Producer: Lara Aerts
Producers: Laura Verduijn
Why is it so necessary to be a boy or a woman?
God’s Daughter Dances Sin-ui Ttal-eun Chum-eul Chun-da
Director/Author: Sungbin Byun
Producer: Suji Bong
A transgender feminine dancer, Shin-mi, will get a name from the Army Manpower Administration, to attend the Army Service Examination.
The Hairdresser La Coiffeuse
Director/Author/Producer: Lorraine Worth
On this quick, poetic documentary Kathleen displays upon her 31 years as a hairdresser for the terminally unwell in palliative care.
In Accordance With
*New York Premiere*
Administrators: Sarah Ema Friedland, Alessandra Lacorazza
Author: Sarah Ema Friedland
Producers: Sarah Ema Friedland, Alessandra Lacorazza
A brief science fiction movie concerning the actuality of entry to abortion within the U.S.
It’s Very Widespread
Director/Author/Producer: Megan Hess
The texture good miscarriage film you didn’t know you wanted.
*New York Premiere*
Director: Denali Tiller
Producer: Rebecca Stern
Three kids within the Bronx navigate the challenges of distant studying
Director/Author/Producer: Carmen Pollard
Producers: Lisa Jackson, Lauren Grant
Militant Mom tells the story of the ladies of a Vancouver housing venture who took on the CNR to make sure that their youngsters had a secure route to high school.
My Grandmother is an Egg 我的阿婆是一顆蛋
Director/Author/Producer: Wu-Ching Chang
“As a baby,” says the filmmaker, “my grandmother was given to be raised as a future daughter-in-law.” The movie displays upon girls’s oppression and struggles for freedom.
Not the Science Kind: Ciara
Director/Author: Julio Palacio
Producer: Christine Enviornment
Dr. Ciara Sivels is a nuclear engineer with Johns Hopkins Utilized Physics Laboratory, and the primary black girl to earn a Ph. D from the College of Michigan in nuclear engineering. It was her highschool science trainer who first recognized her skill in science and inspired her to use to MIT.
*New York Premiere*
Director/Author/Producer: Cydney Tucker
A Black doula fights to save lots of the lives of Black moms as they journey via childbirth into parenthood.
The Shaman’s Apprentice Angakusajaujuq
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Writers: Zacharias Kunuk, Jonathan Frantz
Producers: Neil Christopher, Nadia Mike, Jonathan Frantz
A younger shaman should face her first take a look at—a visit underground to go to Kannaaluk, The One Beneath, who holds the solutions to why a neighborhood member has change into unwell.
Because you arrived, my coronary heart stopped belonging to me
*New York Premiere*
Director/Author/Producer: Erin Semine Kökdil
Central American moms journey by bus via Mexico, looking for their kids who migrated north in the direction of the US however disappeared en route.
Director/Producer: Laura Gamse
Regardless of the hazard to herself and her household, former slaughterhouse employee Susana returns to the scene at evening to take care of animals on their approach to the kill flooring.
Tarcila: Indigenous Options to Local weather Change from Peru
*New York Premiere*
Director/Author: by Sarah Kuck
Producer: Leigh Newman-Bell
Quechua elder Tarcila Rivera Zea fights for Indigenous Rights to sovereignty and meals safety within the face of local weather change.
To the Future, with Love
Director: Shaleece Haas
Author: Hunter Pixel Jimenez
Producer: Shaleece Haas
Meet 19-year-old Hunter Pixel Jimenez, a nonbinary trans boy caught between the expectations of his Guatemalan immigrant household and his desires of residing “blissful and homosexual” together with his long-distance boyfriend.
You and Me Ana Wa Enti
Director/Author: Alexandra Muhawi-Ho
Producers: Alexandra Muhawi-Ho, Polina Buchak, Camila Grimaldi, Alyssa DiMartino
33-year-old Amira struggles to search out her place in between her Arab and American identities whereas residing with and navigating her relationship together with her culturally conventional, but loving mom.
Accessibility is a Proper, Not the Latest Hollywood Development
Because the pandemic continues, there are those that merely wish to return to “regular.” However for a lot of that “regular” was inhospitable and ableist, and is not acceptable. The pandemic introduced with it a renewed deal with how you can make the world of movie extra accessible, from the conversations round captioning, to digital description on digital panels, to Crip Camp being nominated for an Oscar, placing the facility within the palms of precise disabled individuals to inform their very own tales. However with each optimistic push, there have been setbacks, from the Oscars by no means actually constructing an accessible stage or for disabled critics going again to be locked out of entry. As we chart the brand new regular, how can we be sure that the shifts we noticed in the course of the pandemic not solely stay however are codified into the business?
Let’s Discuss About Units: How Intimacy Coordinators Are Making Units Safer
Set security has been a subject of elevated dialogue since 2017 and the explosion of #MeToo. This panel will delve into the not too long ago created position of intimacy coordinator with the pioneering individuals forging this new motion to debate how they’re creating secure units for actors who take part in intercourse or different intimate scenes in movie and tv manufacturing. The panel can even talk about COVID protocols for intimacy, any pushback on their roles, and what they see as the subsequent steps for making the office safer.
Considering Past the Binary: Ought to Gendered Classes Nonetheless Exist?
This 12 months the Gotham Awards introduced that they might be eliminating gendered classes for his or her awards, following the lead of the Grammys and the VMAs, and different award ceremonies. On this panel we’ll discover transferring past the binary, the significance of representing everybody and the implications of eradicating gendered classes.
Ladies in Political Management
The story of girls’s management in authorities is primarily instructed from a lens of shortage — how few feminine leaders now we have, how dangerous the statistics are, the sexism that girls leaders expertise, and so on. It’s time to reframe the dialog. This panel will discover the narrative round girls in political life, how they’re lined after they run, win, lose, and lead, how this has modified throughout COVID, and we are going to make clear the successes of feminine leaders from across the globe. We’ll deliver collectively political journalists, present elected officers, and those who help them to debate and examine the advanced relationship between gender and politics at the moment and why issues might not be as dire as some say.
The Way forward for Latinx Tales in Hollywood
Twenty years on, Actual Ladies Have Curves has change into a seminal film, each due to its stunning portrayal of a younger Latina coming of age and since it’s a reminder of an unfulfilled promise for movies by and concerning the Latinx neighborhood. On this anniversary, we glance again at this movie and talk about the way forward for Latinx tales in Hollywood.
What’s the Subsequent Part for Reproductive Rights?
With the Supreme Courtroom poised to overrule Roe v. Wade this time period, states will quickly have free rein to ban or in any other case prohibit abortion. It’s anticipated that just about half the states will achieve this. Tons of of hundreds of pregnant individuals could have restricted entry to important well being care companies and be pressured to journey a whole lot of miles to acquire care or search for abortion capsules on the grey or black market. With the brand new tremendous conservative majority on the Supreme Courtroom, we’re at an inflection level. This dialogue will handle the longer term for the battle for reproductive rights from the people who find themselves on the entrance traces.
Pushing Boundaries in a World Filled with Limits: A Dialog About The Challenges of Creating Leisure In the present day
Barnard Ladies in Leisure hosts a dialog about creating recent and thought-provoking content material amidst a consistently shifting “new regular.” Between the pandemic, local weather disasters, cancel tradition, and political turmoil at residence and overseas, one would possibly argue that we’ve by no means wanted compelling, thought-provoking leisure greater than we do at the moment. However how do you create in a world that may typically really feel prefer it’s on fireplace? On this panel, girls who work in various areas of the business will talk about how we are able to rise to the problem of making necessary work inside at the moment’s ever-changing boundaries.