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Women Take the Reel

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 Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (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 free and open to the public.

Detailed information about all film screenings is available at the film festival website:
http://web.mit.edu/wgs/wttr2014/

Individual films, screening dates, and times listed below. Visit the web site for full film descriptions.

 

FILMS and SCREENING DATES:

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners
directed by Shola Lynch

Friday - February 28, 2014
7PM
Screening at MIT
BLDG [ 6-120 ]

Q&A with MIT Professor Sandy Alexandre to follow.
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Hot and Bothered: Feminist Pornography
Directed by Becky Goldberg

SUNDAY -- March 2, 2014
7PM
Harvard College Women's Center Lounge
Canaday Hall B

Q&A to follow film screening.
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
directed by Maro Chermayeff

WEDNESDAY -- March 5, 2014
6PM
Screening at Simmons College
Room S 183

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After Tiller
directed and produced by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

Friday - March 7, 2014
7PM
Screening at MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue, BLDG [6-120]

Q&A with Melanie Zurek, Executive Director of Provide, and long time reproductive rights activist Susan Yanow to follow film screening.

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A Girl Like Her
directed by Ann Fessler

Wednesday - March 12, 2014
7:30 PM
Northeastern University Campus
135 Shillman Hall
115 Forsyth Street
Boston, MA 02115

Discussion with film director Ann Fessler to follow.

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The Price of Sex
directed by Mimi Chakarova

Thursday -- March 13, 2014
6PM
Screening at UMass Boston
Snowden Auditorium, Wheatley Hall, 1st floor

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Mosquita y Mari
directed by Aurora Guerrero

Thursday -- March 13, 2014
6PM
Screening at Brandeis University
Room TBD

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American Revolutionary: The evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
directed and produced by Grace Lee

Friday - March 14, 2014
7PM
Screening at MIT
BLDG [ 4- 270 ]

Q&A with UMass Boston Professor Marlene Kim and Northeastern University Professor Bonnie TuSmith to follow film screening.
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Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power
directed by Frieda Lee Mock

Tuesday -- March 18, 2014
7PM
Screening at Emerson College
Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center
554 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02116

Q&A and discussion with Liz Walker and Gloria White Hammond to follow film screening.
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The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars
directed by Noga Ashkenazi

Wednesday -- March 19, 2014
7PM
Screening at Lesley University
Location TBD

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Nagore
directed by Helena Taberna

Thursday -- March 20, 2014
7:30 PM
Screening at Boston College
McGuinn Hall, Auditorium 121

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Postcard From Tora Bora
Directed by Wazhmah Osman

Thursday -- March 20, 2014
7PM
Emerson College
Bright family screening room (559 Washington Street

Q&A with film director Wazhmah Osman to follow.

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Salma
director Kim Longinotto

Friday - March 21, 2014
7PM
Screening at MIT
BLDG [6-120]

Q&A with Professor Harleen Singh, Associate Professor of Literature and Women's and Gender Studies at Brandeis University to follow.

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Kings, Queens, & In-Betweens
directed by Gabrielle Burton

Thursday -- March 27, 2014
7PM
Screening at Tufts University
Tisch Library Room 304
35 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155

Discussion with Jennifer Burton and Gabrielle Burton of Five Sisters Productions to follow film screening.

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Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer
director Barbara Miller

Friday - March 28, 2014
7PM
Screening at MIT
BLDG [4 - 270]

Q&A with MIT Researcher Catherine D'Ignazio to follow film screening.

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Left on Pearl
directed by Susan Rivo

Friday -- March 28, 2014
7:30 PM
Screening at Boston University
Location TBD

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Off and Running: A Very American Coming of Age Story
director Nicole Opper

Monday - March 31, 2014
7PM
Screening at MIT
BLDG [ 6-120 ]

Q&A with film director Nicole Opper to follow film screening.

 

WOMEN TAKE THE REEL is a FREE roaming film festival SPONSORED BY: MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies; the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies; Boston College Women's and Gender Studies Program; Boston University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Boston University School of Public Health Maternal/Child Health Program; Brandeis University Women's and Gender Studies Program; Harvard University Women's Center; Northeastern University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; Simmons College Department of Women's and Gender Studies; Tufts University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; UMass Boston Women's and Gender Studies Department; Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts; Lesley University; and Women Make Movies.

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Contact Us

The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085