Day two of the Athena Film Festival brings Masterclasses with Laura Karpman and Debra Martin Chase, a panel with Barnard women in the Biz, the films The 99ers, American Revolution: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Decoding Annie Parker (our Centerpiece Film), Reaching for the Moon, Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley, Farah Goes Bang, and a work in progress screening of Radical Grace. All of our events are wonderful, but these are the events we chose to highlight today. Check out our Athena Picks for the day:
Masterclass with Laura Karpman
Did you know that only 2% of films are scored by women composers? Laura Karpman–who has scored over 100 films, TV shows, and video games–discusses her work and the challenges women composers face in the industry today. The Masterclass will be held at Lehman Auditorium, Altschul Hall at 3pm.
Reaching for the Moon is about the passionate and intimate love affair between Pulitzer Prize winning poet Elizabeth Bishop and beguiling architect Lota de Macedo Soares. This tragic love story is set in the beautiful landscape of Brazil, and that is just one of the many reasons to see this feature film. Alice Quinn, Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America will join the audience for a post screening discussion. Reaching for the Moon screens tonight at 8pm in the Northwest Corner Building.
Nikohl Boosheri (Circumstance) stars as an awkward twenty-something stumping for the John Kerry campaign and tries to lose her virginity in Farah Goes Bang. This film won the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and is directed, produced, written and edited by women. The director Meera Menon and producer Laura Goode will be in attendance for a Q&A. Farah Goes Bang screens at 9pm in Lehman Auditorium, Altschul Hall.