2013 Athena Film Festival: Films on Women & Leadership
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

2013 Athena Film Festival: Films on Women & Leadership

Excerpts of this post originally published at Bitch Flicks. I’m super excited by the 3rd annual Athena Film Festival! I’ve attended each year (you know The Opinioness loves feminist films!) watching fearless and inspirational women on-screen and listening to brave and bold filmmakers. The festival features narrative films, documentaries, short films along with panels and … Continue reading

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter
Feminism / Films

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter

The film Super Bowl is here…that’s right, The Oscars! Huzzah! As a raging cinephile, I love the Oscars, I live for the Oscars. And yet, they so often piss me off. Because they are white male bonanza. Only 4 women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar: Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Athena Film Festival Celebrates Films on Women & Leadership

As I shared in my last post, I’m headed to my fave city in the world…New York City!! What does The Opinioness have planned? A weekend at a feminist film festival! Movies with strong women…huzzah! I’m attending the 2nd Annual Athena Film Festival, which showcases films on women and leadership. Held at Barnard College and … Continue reading