COMING IN ONE WEEK! Please help spread the word! Film synopses for both nights are available at http://femfilmfest.ucdavis.edu.
The Women’s Resources and Research Center Presents…
The 10th Annual
DAVIS FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL
THURSDAY April 30 & FRIDAY May 1
Veteran’s Memorial Theatre (203 E. 14th Street, Davis CA)
Doors at 6:30pm, Films at 7:00pm
Tickets by suggested donation–
Students $5 to $10, General $10 to $15
Tickets are available in advance at the WRRC (113 North Hall at UC Davis), or at the door.
Now in its 10th year and increasingly international in scope, the festival creates an inclusive public space for under-represented artists – particularly women and people of color – to raise consciousness about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality. The festival is a fun, inspiring, community-building event for artists and audiences alike!
Both nights of the festival will feature a block of short films, followed by a feature length documentary. See http://femfilmfest.ucdavis.edu for synopses of all films.
Thursday night’s short block of films highlights feminism around the world—including Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, South Africa, Spain, and Australia. The feature film is She is Beautiful When She is Angry, whichdocuments the buried history of second-wave feminism in the US and the outrageous, often brilliant women who made it happen. Spanning the years from 1966 to 1972, the film highlights the founding of NOW, the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation, and thorny controversies over race, sexual orientation, and leadership. Artfully combining dramatizations, performance, and archival imagery, She is Beautiful recounts the stories of women who, together, fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. It is a film about activists and activism, made to inspire and empower new generations of women and men to organize anew for feminism and human rights.
Friday night’s feature film is In The Turn, which tells the story of Crystal, a 10-year-old transgender girl growing up in rural Canada. Tormented at school by her peers and denied the right to play sports because of her gender, Crystal is on the brink of emotional breakdown when her mother discovers the Vagine Regime, a queer roller derby collective comprised of people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and identities. The Vagine Regime helps Crystal step out of the shadows and onto the track, as the girl begins the difficult journey from exclusion to empowerment. Crystal’s story unfolds against the backdrop of derby’s transformation from niche sport to international social movement rooted in the LGBTQ community. A powerful and uplifting documentary about hope, perseverance, and change.
The Friday night films will be followed by a Q & A discussion with an associate producer of In the Turn and founder of the Vagine Regime,Tori Harris Talavera, aka “Injure Rogers,” and Konnor Robison-Williams, aka “MisterSister,” one of the stars of the film.
Come early both nights and enjoy Peruvian street food from El Ajicito food truckor delicious vegan and gluten-free baked goods from the Butterfly Bakery. The Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) will be selling beer donated by Lagunitas Brewing Co and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
The Davis Feminist Film Festival is organized and hosted by the Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) at UC Davis, with funding from the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Campus and Community Relations. Proceeds go to support the WRRC, offering gender equity outreach and leadership programs on campus and in our community.
The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a scent and chemical free event
Thank you to our campus co-sponsors: Student Affairs, OCCR, American Studies, Art, Asian American Studies, Cinema & Technocultural Studies, Comparative Literature, Cross Cultural Center, Cultural Studies, Design, English, GASC, HIA, History, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Performance Studies, Sociology, Spanish & Portuguese, Theater & Dance, Women and Gender Studies