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“Councilwoman” OWOV Film Festival Online Event

In by Michon Boston

COUNCILWOMAN Directed by Margo Guernsey (2018)  Carmen Castillo is a Dominican City Councilwoman who maintains her job cleaning hotel rooms, as she takes on her new role in politics. She faces skeptics who say she doesn’t have the education to govern, the power of corporate interests who take a stand against her fight for a $15/hourly wage in the City, …

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“Wonder Women” OWOV Film Festival Online Event

In by Michon Boston

WONDER WOMEN: ! The Untold Story of American Superheroines Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (2012)  WONDER WOMEN! traces the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off. Film and a Zoom panel discussion with special guest speakers …

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“RBG” One Woman One Vote Festival Celebrates RBG’s 27th Anniversary

In by Michon Boston

RBG Directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen (2018) At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until …

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“Selma” Inspires a Smithsonian Learning Lab

Photo – David Oyewolo and Ava DuVernay on the set of Selma. Photo credit: Atsushi Nishijima Ashleigh Coren is the Women’s History Content and Interpretation Curator at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery where she is assigned to “create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women” during the 19th centennial. When the 2020 OWOV Festival co-directors …

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“The Girls In the Band” a SWAN Day Online Event

In by Michon Boston

2020 One Woman One Vote  Festival joins NY Women In Film & TV (NYWIFT), Women In the Arts & Media Coalition, and African American Women in Cinema for a SWAN Day online screening of THE GIRLS IN THE BAND available on the Herflix.com site at your convenience, and with no fee March 28 and 29. This is the 13th year …

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POSTPONED – “WHEN THEY SEE US” (Part 4) Screening and Discussion – Busboys and Poets Takoma

In by Michon Boston

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED As part of the Ava DuVernay citywide tribute festival, the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival in partnership with OCTFME, Focus In! film series at Busboys and Poets, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and the Hill Center will screen a single episode from the 4-part miniseries of When They See Us followed by community conversations around the key …

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POSTPONED – “WHEN THEY SEE US” Screening and Discussion (Part 2) Busboys and Poets Brookland

In by Michon Boston

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED As part of the Ava DuVernay citywide tribute festival, the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival in partnership with OCTFME, Focus In! film series at Busboys and Poets, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and the Hill Center will screen a single episode from the 4-part miniseries of When They See Us followed by community conversations around the key …

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“Queen Sugar” writer Felicia Pride – Ellington School Student MasterClass

In by Michon Boston

Felicia Pride will give a live virtual masterclass in writing for television and film to students at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts following a screening of an episode she wrote for the OWN series QUEEN SUGAR (see description below). The masterclass is presented by the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival’s citywide tribute to Ava DuVernay in partnership …

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POSTPONED – Ava DuVernay’s “VENUS VS” @ the LINE Hotel

In by Michon Boston

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED Venus Vs. highlights Venus Williams’ work that changed the course of women’s tennis.  In a stunning case that drew increasing attention and debate, Williams challenged the long-held practice of paying women tennis players less money than their male counterparts at Wimbledon. With a deep sense of obligation to the legacy of Billie Jean King, Williams lobbied …