Women's History Month Film Series 2018: Women Who Fight

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Women's History Month Film Series 2018: Women Who Fight

Celebrate Women's History Month with a fantastic selection of films, March 1 to March 29 at The Little (Image via artist Jesse Amesmith).

The Lineup:

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1: The Piano (1993)
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man. Making little attempt to warm up to her husband, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8: Viktoria
Presented with community partner, Planned Parenthood

Unwanted by her mother, Viktoria is born with no umbilical cord and doesn't need her mother, Boryana, until the hardships of life bind them together.

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13: 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide
Presented by the One Take Documentary series

She's beautiful, artistic, loved and can't stand to be alive.
32 Pills traces the fascinating life and mental illness of New York artist and photographer Ruth Litoff, and her sister's struggle to come to terms with her tragic suicide.

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22: La Danza Del Hipocampo (The Dance of Memory)

This screening is FREE for students.

Presented by the Visual Studies Workshop, The Modern Languages and Cultures Department, and the Film and Media Studies Program from the University of Rochester. Supported by Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE)

The Plot: The mechanisms of memory are mysterious. If you had to choose seven moments that summarized your whole life, which ones would you choose? In “The dance of memory” the director takes us into the deep ocean of her old family videos in order to find the clues that lead us through her quest. This is a documentary essay full of visual poetry, where memory gets scrapped into people and places to reveal the origins of memory.

Followed by panel & Skype discussion w/Gabriela Domínguez Ruvalcaba.

7 p.m. Friday, March 23: The Rape of Recy Taylor
Presented with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and The Black Cinema Series

Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.

The panel: 

Amy Schwartz of Empire Justice

Mary Marino, Director RESTORE Sexual Assault Services 

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29: Marlina The Murderer in Four Acts
Community partner: Asian Pacific-Islander American Association of Greater Rochester (APAA)

When a young widow is raped and and her cattle are stolen, she fights back and kills several of her attackers. She embarks on a journey of redemption and empowerment, but the ghost of one of the men she killed returns to haunt her.

Series presented by the Little Theatre, The Susan B. Anthony Institute, Nazareth College, and The College at Brockport.