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Time’s annual gala honoring the 100 most influential people in the world was held at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday. The event honored people ranging from “Rogue One” and “The Night Of” star Riz Ahmed to Barry Jenkins, whose film “Moonlight” won the Best Picture Oscar this year (after quite a bit of confusion involving “La La Land.” Attendees also incuded John Legend, the singer and songwriter who was among the stars of the latter film. The night also celebrated politics, with a guest list that also included Women’s March National Co-Chairs Carmen Perez, Bob Bland, »
- Reid Nakamura
The 2017 Athena Film Festival premiered from February 9th to 12th at Barnard College in New York. The festival, founded on the idea on seeing more female protagonists in films, celebrated its seventh year by showcasing a town hall meeting with multiple female activists. Along with the highly awaited event, the festival also premiered several female-leading movies, including Little Pink House, Girl Unbound, and Dolores. With such a packed schedule, the festival saw a huge turn out despite the large snowstorm that occurred just hours beforehand.
The festival was founded seven years ago by Kathryn Kolbert (from the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College) and Melissa Silverstein (the artistic director of Women and Hollywood) with the original idea of seeing more leading ladies in films. That idea has skyrocketed to showcasing not only films with strong female roles, but also honoring screenplays in the festival’s own Black List, »
- Catherina Gioino
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