Based on a true story, Kate Mara plays Marine corporal Megan Leavey, whose exceptional skill and unique bond with a military combat dog, Rex, saves countless lives as they search for IEDs during 100+ combat missions in Iraq, proving that heroes come in many forms. After leaving the military with a Purple Heart, Megan fights valiantly to adopt the injured Rex and bring him home.
This documentary, directed by Barbara Kopple, tells the stirring story of Sharon Jones, a true soul survivor who’s been called “the female James Brown” for the energy she and her band The Dap-Kings bring to the stage. The film follows Sharon Jones as she battles cancer, struggles to keep her band together and mount a comeback show at New York’s Beacon Theater.
Moana is a sweeping animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Moana persuades the mighty demigod Maui to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors. Together, they voyage across the open ocean and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
By any measure, Helen Clark is an exceptional woman. Her journey from being one of four children on a remote New Zealand farm to becoming New Zealand’s first elected female prime minister is an inspirational life story.
This classic feature centers on Josey Aimes, who takes a job at a local iron mine in Minnesota. Josey files a groundbreaking lawsuit and wins a decision that is still protecting women today.
To protest abuses in the Palestinian territories, 18-year-old Atalya faces imprisonment for her decision to become a conscientious objector and forgo enlistment in the Israeli army.
Breakout talent Danielle Macdonald plays Patti with the magnetism and stage presence of a seasoned musician and is matched by the talents of the 2018 Athena Award winner Bridget Everett as Patti’s disillusioned mother, who missed her chance at stardom.
Canadian musician Kinnie Starr goes on a quest to find out why only five percent of music producers are women. Through conversations with some of the leading talents and voices in the field, Play Your Gender asks what it takes for a female producer to make it in the music industry.
Stricken by grief and crippling dementia, an aging World War II veteran, dishonorably discharged for loving a woman, seeks out her beloved for one last dance.
For as long as any of us have been around, the canon — those books, plays, films and TV series — anointed as the most important of their kind — has been largely defined as white and male. Join us for a discussion on how we can make the canon more inclusive of women and people of color whose voices and experiences have been historically omitted from the cultural narratives.
Shorts Program I Films: Beads, Con Madre, Objector, Showdown, The Fan, The Red Thunder, Whirlpool, Ya Albi
Shorts Program II Films: 116 Cameras, Al Imam, Beatrice, Frontier, Lemonade Mafia, Lunch Time, Prudence, Waiting for Hassana