Women Take the Reel Film Festival 2021

Arts and Entertainment

March 11, 2021

From: Women Take the Reel Film Festival

A Film Festival Celebrating Women's History Month.

This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism.

The focus is on intellectual investigation of these issues as well as visibility for female directors, and so every film is accompanied by a Q&A and discussion with either the film director, producer, or a faculty member from the film screening's host institution host institution.

All films are open to the public.

Schedule of Events

March 19, 2021

7:00pm: The Forty-Year-Old Version

The Forty-Year-Old Version is written, directed, and produced by Radha Blank, in her feature directorial debut.

Radha is a down-on-her-luck NY playwright, who is desperate for a breakthrough before 40. Reinventing herself as rapper RadhaMUSPrime, she vacillates between the worlds of Hip Hop and theater in order to find her true voice.

Zoom ID: 96249216669

March 20, 2021

7:00pm - 13th

13th is a documentary film directed by Ava DuVernay.

The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.

Zoom ID: 96775784646

March 22, 2021

4:30 - 5:30pm: Panel Discussion: The Forty-Year-Old Version

Dawn Simmons (Artistic Director, Front Porch Arts Collective; Executive Director, Stage Source)
Lyndsay Allyn Cox (Senior Director, Programs & Experiences, Boston Center for the Arts)
Kirsten Greenidge (Andrew W. Mellon/Howlround Playwriting Fellow, Company One Theatre; Acting Chair, Theatre Arts, Boston University)

Moderator: Dani Snyder-Young (Assistant Professor of Theatre, Northeastern University)

You can watch the film The Forty-Year-Old Version on your own time before the panel, or join the screening.

Please RSVP
Zoom ID: 94104436406

March 25, 2021

4:30 - 5:30pm: Panel Discussion: 13th

Jenn Jackson (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University),
Black and Pink (United States prison abolitionist organization supporting LGBTQ+ and HIV-positive prisoners),
Carla Shedd (Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

You can watch the film 13th on your own time before the panel, or join the screening.

Please RSVP
Zoom ID: 93509899378

Date: March 19-20, 22 and 25, 2021

Location: Online

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