The Athena Film Festival is less than 2 weeks away! News we’d love to share with you:
While preparing for the Athena Film Festival, our interns (current Barnard students) created this incredible video filled with answers to the question:
“Why Do You Need Strong Women in Film?”
Watch the video. Share with the World. Join the Conversation. #athena14
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FILM FESTIVAL TALENT:
The Athena Film Festival takes pride in the number of panels, Q&A’s, and conversations we have during our 4-day festival.
The Following Guests Are Confirmed to Attend the Festival:
Amma Asante, Director of Belle, will join us for a Q&A following her film.
Dr. Steven Bernstein (Director, Decoding Annie Parker), Dr. Robert Benezra (Cancer Biology & Genetics Program Sloan-Kettering Institute) and Dr. Alison Estabrook (Chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals) will discuss the scientific and medical implications of the important discover of the BRCA1 gene in breast cancer patients.
Donna Zaccaro, Director, Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, and Marie C. Wilson, founder of the White House Project and Athena Center Fellow, will join the audience for a discussion following the film.
Kristine Lilly (Member of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Team), Tony DiCicco (Coach of the 199 Women’s World Cup Team), Erin Leyden, Director of The ’99ers will participate in a post-screening discussion after The ’99ers.
Grace Lee Boggs, activist and film subject, will join us for a Q&A following the film American Revolutionary.
Meera Menon, Director, and Laura Goode, Producer, will join us for a Q&A following Farah Goes Bang.
Susan Seidelman, Director, The Hot Flashes, will join us for a Q&A following her film.
Tracy Middendorf, Actress, Reaching for the Moon, will join us for a Q&A following the film.
Josh Astrachan, Producer, Short Term 12, will join us for a Q&A following his film.
Jillian Schlesinger, Director, and Emily McAllister, Producer, will join us for a Q&A following Maidentrip.
Ron Davis, Director, Miss You Can Do It, will join us for a Q&A following the film.
Rebecca Parish, Director of Radical Grace, will join us for a Q&A following her film.
Maria Agui Carter, Director, Rebel will join us for a Q&A following her film.
Therese Schecter (Director, #slutwalknyc) and Lynn Estomin (Director, Out of Step) will join us for a Q&A after Shorts Program I.
Anna Cady (Director, 30% (Women and Politics in Sierre Leone)) and Sadia Halima (Director, Laal Pari) will join the audience for a discussion following Shorts Program II.
Callie Khouri, Writer/Director/Creator of Nashville, will join us for a Master Class.
Debra Martin Chase, Producer, will join us for a Master Class.
Laura Karpman, Film Composer, will join us for a Master Class.
Leymah Gbowee, Liberian Peace Activist and Women’s Rights Advocate, will join us for a conversation with Athena Center Director Kathryn Kolbert. The two will 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.
Nancy Gates (Talent Agent), Ariane Rinehart (Actress), Naomi Foner (Screenwriter) will join us for a Barnard in the Biz Panel — moderated by Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson.
Lydia Dean Pilcher (Producer), Stacy Smith (USC Professor) and Anna Holmes (founder of Jezebel) will join us for the panel, On the Frontlines of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices, moderated by Sundance Institute Director Keri Putnam.
Paula Silver (Marketing Consultant), Neema Barnette (Director) and Ilene Kahn Power (Producer) will join us for the panel Tales from the Trenches: The Women in Film Foundation’s Legacy Series.