Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Athena Film Festival's 2016 Lineup Released; Dawn Porter's 'Trapped' Will Open Fest

Remember when "Room," "Carol" and "Brooklyn" were in the Oscar conversation?* This award season -- like most award seasons -- has been another chilly winter mostly dedicated to discussing films by and about white dudes. (*Thanks to Forbes' Scott Mendelsohn for reminding us of the glory days of last fall.)  So let's change the conversation to movies about girls and women doing great things. The sixth Athena Film Festival has announced its exciting 2016 lineup, which includes Dawn Porter's fest opener "Trapped," an exposé of the challenges to reproductive rights in a post-Roe v. Wade world, as well as a slew of...

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