Held at Barnard College, the Athena Film Festival (running February 28 to March 3) features films, TV, and entertainment by, for, and about women.
The festival will open its 2019 edition with Fast Color, a reimagining of the super hero film starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw as a hero forced to run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after abandoning her family, the only place she has left to hide is home. The festival has a slate of films addressing civil rights (Netizens, A Private War, On Her Shoulders), immigration (The Great Mother), reproductive rights (Ask Jane), and more.
Special screenings include the World Premiere of the Lifetime original film I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story. John Carpenter’s horror classic Halloween will be part of a late-night Horror Classics block along with a horror and women panel discussion. Dykes, Camera, Action! looks at the rise of lesbian feminist film after the 70s. And of course, expect panel discussions, shorts, and other activities during the festival.
To learn more, go to: https://athenafilmfestival.com/
Athena Film Festival
February 28 - March 3, 2019