Today we have screenings of Tall as a Baobab Tree, Frozen, Maidentrip, The Other Shore, Filly Brown, Rebel, Short Term 12, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, and In a World. The panels we have are Tales from the Trenches, Amplifying Women’s Voices, and a Masterclass with Callie Khouri.
Here are our top picks for the day:
From the Frontlines of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices
Sponsored by the Harnisch Foundation and the Sundance Institute, this conversation hosts individuals creating change so that women have the opportunities, resources and visibility to succeed in film. This discussion is inspired by Lake Bell’s film In A World… (which is screening tonight at 9pm.)
If you cannot make it, we are live-streaming the conversation here: https://athenafilmfestival.com/
Today’s shorts program includes a wide range of topics with the shorts A Kiss for Gabriela, Haleema, Wild Horses, plus the New York premieres of Lucy Walker’s Red Pill, Frost, Out of Step, and #slutwalknyc.
Legendary swimmer Diana Nyad taught us to never, ever give up in the documentary about her remarkable story The Other Shore. Join us for this film followed by a Skype Q&A with her amazing coach Bonnie Stoll.
Bonus: Filly Brown
Gina Rodriguez stars in Filly Brown: an inspiring portrait of a young artist striving to seize her dreams without compromise.