International Women's Day 2016
Co-presented with UW Bothell
Sponsored by Cupcake Royale
For the second year, Northwest Film Forum partners with multiple departments at UW-Bothell to present a day of performances, screenings and conversations in celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8th). The day-long event will include a combined film program and theatre workshop, a panel discussion to frame issues of importance to women identified individuals today, and a poetry and fiction reading.
**General public entry: one ticket gives access to all events**
- 11:00-2:00pm - Film screening & theatre workshop
UW Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences faculty Minda Martin and Deborah Hathaway bring their classes ”Women and Film" and “Improvisation and Applied Theatre” together to collaborate in a student curated screening and a student written, produced, and directed interactive theatre performance and workshop. Through the screening and original performances, attendees are invited to think expansively about the category of gender and to consider the impact of gender inequity in national and transnational cinema.
Following the film screening program will be original scripts and performances based on selected directors from the program (directors include: Sally Potter, Agnes Varda, Miwa Nishikawa, Ngozi Onwurah, Mira Nair, Ava DuVernay, Ning Ying, Jane Campion, Marjane Satrapi, Lynne Ramsay, and more)
- 2:15pm-3:30pm - Panel Discussion: Policing Women, Generating Justice
Organized by UW Bothell faculty Dr. Kari Lerum. Speakers include: Theryn Kigvamasud’vashti (Facilitator at the Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse), Gabriella Gutierrez y Muhs (Professor, Seattle University), Amie Newman (Communications expert and writer for social change - women’s health, internatioanal development, racial justice), Ryannah Quigley (Director of Diversity, QTPOC outreach, Gender Justice League), and Vicky Breckwich Vasquez.
- 4-5:30pm - Poetry and Fiction Reading
Marathon literary reading: faculty, students, alumni and affiliates of the University of Washington Bothell's MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics will present short excerpts of their poetry, fiction, memoir, and multi-genre work. Readers will address themes including gender, sexuality, and justice, seeking to tell a wide variety of women's stories through experimental and emergent forms.