Toe to Toe
Thu, Feb 4, 7 pm, $12
200 Hudson Street | www.92YTribeca.org | 212.601.1000
Toe to Toe is a film about turning against your girl friends, and then saving them. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Women & Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein and featuring director Emily Abt, The Atlantic Prospect’s Senior Correspondent Courtney Martin, and NYT bestselling author ofCurse of the Good Girl and Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons. The panel will discuss the issues addressed in Toe to Toe, whether films about young women are reaching their intended audience, and how feminist themes are portrayed in film.
At a politically correct prep school in Washington DC two girls -one black, one white- go toe to toe. Jesse is a privileged but troubled white girl whose sexual tendencies pull her towards self-destructive behavior. Tosha is a fiercely determined African-American from Anacostia, one of DC’s most impoverished areas. Both new seniors and star players on their school’s lacrosse team, the two girls click despite their differences. But their fledgling friendship begins to falter when they discover their shared interest in Rashid, a dashing Lebanese deejay.
Director: Emily Abt. 104 min. 2009.
Date & Time: Thu, Feb 4, 2010, 7:00pm
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