From February 22nd to 25th, the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood will host their 8th Annual Athena Film Festival, a yearly celebration of women’s leadership on view in an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries, and short films that highlight powerful and courageous women in real life and in the fictional world. The four-day festival at Barnard College in New York City includes post-screening conversations with directors and talent, as well as workshops for filmmakers, and has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.
Among the feature films and documentaries included in this year’s festival are The Breadwinner, directed by Nora Twomey and Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie; Lady Bird, the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig (AFF ’11 Honoree and 2006 Barnard graduate), starring Saoirse Ronan; and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story, written and directed by Alexandra Dean.
RPJ is a sponsor of the Athena Film Festival, and Partners Helen D. “Heidi” Reavis and Nicole Page are proud to serve on the festival’s honorary host committee.
Click here to see the full 2018 lineup.
Tickets and passes are on sale now.