Today we have the panel Bechdel Test 2.0, a conversation with Leymah Gbowee, and screenings of shorts, Eufrosina’s Revolution, The Hot Flashes, Miss You Can Do It, The Book Thief, Regina, Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, and our Works in Progress.
Here are our top picks for the day:
From an indigenous community in Oaxaca, Mexico, Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza is denied the right to become president of her community, because she is a woman. Eufrosina’s Revolution follows her fight for gender equality, as she questions traditions and defies the chiefs. The documentary screens at noon.
An unlikely basketball team of unappreciated middle-aged Texas women, all former high school champs, challenge the current high school girls state champs to a series of games to raise money for breast cancer prevention. This film screens at noon and the director Susan Seidelman will be at the screening for a Q&A.
Diana Groó’s poetic documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944), the first properly ordained female rabbi in the world. This documentary is narrated by Rachel Weisz. Regina screens at 3pm.