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Join The Athena Film Festival This Weekend At Town Hall

The Athena Film Festival starts today in NYC, and will screen HBO’s Bright Lights with Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. It will also screen Queen of Katwe and close with Dolores.

This weekend, the Athena Film Festival is taking action. The recent Women’s March proved that millions of voices can join together as one to make a powerful impact in today’s society. Join the Athena Film Festival at the Town Hall to discuss how to harness this activism to build a new movement for social change. The festival is hosting a Town Hall to support the women’s movement. This is a chance for New York City to rally leaders in the community and discuss what the next steps are in the social movement. Kathryn Kolbert, co-founder of the Festival and Constance Hess Williams ‘66 Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, will moderate the discussion.

The festival showcases films about powerful and courageous women leaders in real life and the fictional world; it is a weekend dedicated to elevating female voices and stories that inspire and empower a new generation of filmmakers and individuals. The festival was co-founded by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and Women and Hollywood.

Dolores Huerta, Carmen Perez and Paola Mendoza, Gloria Steinem, and student activists from Barnard will be attending the event this Sunday at 5pm, Barnard College, W. 117th Street at Broadway.

If you can’t attend you can watch the Town Hall on the Athena Film Festival’s Facebook Live:

Following the Town Hall is the AFF Closing Night Screening of Dolores, a documentary about feminist union organizer Dolores Huerta who worked side-by-side with Caesar Chavez during their decades-long fight for worker’s rights. Q&A session to follow the screening with Dolores Huerta, writer/director Peter Bratt and filmmakers Brian Benson, Lora O’Connor and Jessica Congdon.

To find out more visit the Athena Film Festival website.