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Women Take the Reel: Birthright: A War Story
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Women Take the Reel: Birthright: A War Story

This documentary tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children.

Bartos Theatre, MIT building E15

6:30pm Pizza
7:00pm film start time

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Luchina FIsher, co-executive producer and writer on from the film Birthright.

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Cancelled: Women Take the Reel: Step
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Cancelled: Women Take the Reel: Step

**CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!**

This documentary chronicles the trials and triumphs of the Senior girls on the high school's Step Team as they prepare to be the first in their families to go to college – and the first graduating class of The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women.

Bartos Theatre, MIT building E15

6:30pm Pizza
7:00pm film start time

Followed by a discussion with MLK Visiting Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown.

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Women Take the Reel: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Women Take the Reel: Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger at MIT

Directed by Sam Feder
March 24, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*

MIT Campus Building 6 Room 120

Performance artist and writer Kate Bornstein explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Sam Feder’s playful and meditative portrait on Bornstein, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with film director, Sam Feder

*pizza served at 6:30pm

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Women Take the Reel: Daughters of the Dust
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

Women Take the Reel: Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust at MIT

Directed by Julie Dash
March 17, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*

MIT Campus Building E-15 Bartos Theater

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, “Daughters of the Dust” was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy, “Daughters of the Dust” still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade.” This is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the film’s original release.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Sandy Alexandre, Professor of Literature at MIT.

*pizza served at 6:30pm

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Women Take the Reel: Jackson
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Women Take the Reel: Jackson

Jackson at MIT

Directed by Maisie Crow
March 9, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*
MIT Campus Building 6 Room 120

Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare in America.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with film director, Maisie Crow

*pizza served at 6:30pm

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Women Take the Reel: 13th
Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

Women Take the Reel: 13th

13th at MIT

Directed by Ava Duvernay
March 3, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00pm*
MIT Campus Building E-15 Bartos Theater

America makes up 5% of the world's population, yet locks up 25% of the world's prisoners. Ava DuVernay's 13th explores how we got here.

Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, organizer with Black Lives Matter, and interviewee from the film 13th.

 *pizza served at 6:30pm

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