For the first time, we partner with a fellow film festival to bring us the most interesting shorts made by women from across the pond. Athena Film Festival has been hosting film screenings, workshops, panels and events celebrating women in leadership since 2011.
Join Women & Hollywood publisher Melissa Silverstein and The Times Chief Film Critic Kate Muir for a discussion on the landscape of women in film in the UK and US, followed by some drinks.
This is a FREE event.
About the speakers:
Melissa Silverstein is a writer and speaker with an extensive expertise in the area of women and Hollywood. She is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival -- A Celebration of Women and Leadership -- at Barnard College in NYC. The 7th annual festival will take place from February 9-12, 2017.
Kate Muir is Chief Film Critic of The Times, and covers reviews and festivals for the newspaper. She also works with to promote women and minority directors, as well as intelligent female-centric movies. She previously worked for the Times as an arts and magazine columnist, and was a foreign features writer in New York, Paris and Washington. Muir was born in Glasgow and studied law at university there, before completing a postgraduate journalism diploma at Cardiff University. She is the author of two non-fiction books, including a study of female soldiers, Arms and The Woman, and has written three novels: Suffragette City, Left Bank, and West Coast.
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