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Julia’s Athena 2024: Abortion Stories, 20K Bees, & Erica Tremblay

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending my fourth Athena Film Festival at Barnard College (my alma mater). Although I have now graduated, it’s always a joy to return to campus and see the next class of wonderful people donning Athena merch and scanning tickets at the door, greeting people and giving directions, and sitting down to enjoy what is hands-down Barnard’s best event of the year. read more.

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Reese’s Athena 2024: Reports on the Student Showcase & Disability Panel

Each March, FF2 team members ride the 1 train all the way up to 116th Street to congregate at the Athena Film Festival. Held on Barnard College’s campus near the northern tip of Manhattan, Athena describes itself as the “premier film festival dedicated to celebrating and elevating women’s leadership and advancing inclusion on screen.”read more.

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Homelessness Through the Lens of Photographer Leah den Bok

Visitors to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia expect to feel uncomfortable at the very least. A museum of science and medical history, the Mütter displays only a fragment of the over-37,000 objects in its collection: specimens, antique medical equipment, and wax models. Among other infamous specimens, the museum retains a cancerous tumor that was excised from President Grover Cleveland’s hard palate, thoracic tissue from the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, and a shared liver from the American conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker. read more.

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The Imagination of Colleen Atwood: From Period Drama to Fantasy

When you think of Tim Burton’s films, you likely immediately think of the brilliant and fantastical costume design. From Anne Hathaway’s all-white ensemble as the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland to Johnny Depp’s black leather and silver metal outfit as the titular character in Edward Scissorhands, the costumes set the tone for the film.read more.

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Mounira Al Solh at Artes Mundi 10: “We Had Hope in Change”

Lebanese artist, Mounira Al Solh grew up in the midst of intense conflict. A child of Beirut, born in the context of a protracted Lebanese Civil War (1975-90), daily struggles and quotidian joys alike were set constantly against a backdrop of violence and destruction with intermittent, tense, and all-too-rare periods of ceasefire making space for everyday life. read more.

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Meet Milly Tamarez: SWAN DAY SWEET SIXTEEN’s Feisty Emcee

Get excited, folks! Writer and comedian Milly Tamarez will be joining us as the emcee for our SWAN Day Sweet Sixteen event March 30th at the SVA theater. The event will be celebrating the legacy of Margaret Keane – ironically portrayed by Amy Adams in “Big Eyes” –  and the women behind Tim Burton’s Curtain. The live streamed event will feature appearances from screenwriter Larry Karaszewski and photographer Leah Gallo, as well as a hilarious opening comedy set from one of New York’s brightest up-and-coming standups: Milly Tamarez. read more.

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