Awesome Local Girl Power Film Festival!

How cool is this?

. . .

Okay, I’ve misled you.

There actually isn’t an awesome local girl power film festival. But on the bright side, it feels like there’s an unofficial, slightly-spread-out-on-the-calendar girl power film festival. Here’s what’s coming up:

On Wednesday, February 25th at GE Theater at Proctors, there’s a 5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm screening of The Empowerment Project. The film’s short description: “The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things is the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.” This is the one-hour film, geared toward middle school and high school girls and their parents, and it’s for parents and girls ages 10 and up. It’s free, but you’re supposed to RSVP to ensure your spot. You can see a trailer here.


On Wednesday, March 4th at the Spectrum, there’s a 7 pm showing of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. Spectrum’s short description: “Mary Dore’s film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The film takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation.” You can see a trailer here.


On Thursday, March 26th at the Kahl Campus Center at the Sage Colleges, from 6-8 pm (actually, I’ve also seen it as listed at 7:30 pm; my guess is that the film’s at 6 & there’s a 7:30 panel discussion following), there’s Finding Kind. The film’s short description: Two female filmmakers “set out in a cross country journey of discovery and education. Interviewing women and girls along the way about their lives and experiences, Parsekian and Thompson find, among all of the unique personal stories, some universal truths about growing up as girls. Finding Kind is a document of that journey, and of the filmmakers’ quest to take these experiences and find a common ground of kindness and mutual respect.” This one’s free, too, but you’re supposed to RSVP by March 26th. You can see a trailer here.

finding kind But, wait, there’s more! You can continue the girl power in the comfort of your own home through the splendor of Netflix.

Girl Rising is on Instant Netflix: “Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams.”

girl rising

Miss Representation is on Instant Netflix: “highlight[s] and challenge[s] the limiting depictions of women in the media and our larger culture.”


Maindentrip is on Instant Netflix: “14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.”


Half the Sky is on Instant Netflix: “the [four-hour] documentary series introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and fighting bravely to change them.”

half the sky

Now, I wonder if I can get the girls to join me at the film festival. . . .


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