Bechdel Film Fest

May 30, 2019, All Day

Bechdel Film Fest

The Bechdel test, first appearing Alison Bechdel's 1985 comic strip, presents three rules: at least two female characters, who are given names, and talk to each other about something other than a man or boy. Today, just half of films produced meet these simple requirements, and media aimed towards children and teens is even bleaker in terms of on-screen females with their own narrative arc. The Bechdel Film Fest celebrates women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community which are often overlooked on screen and highlights Akron as the inclusive community it is.

Museum Members receive 50% off tickets for Bechdel Fest screenings at the Akron Art Museum:

Use LIVECREATIVE (all caps) on the ticket site to activate the discount. Click on the program name to purchase tickets to that screening.

Screening times at the Akron Art Museum are:

12:15 – 1:45 pm
Shorts Program #1 will include films:

Internet Court, Hollaback, Marguerite, Julie of the Jury, Scattered, Bitter Grounds, Hatch, and Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

1 – 2 pm
Girls to the Front: Bechdel Fest, curator-led museum tour (free! no tickets necessary)

3 – 4:30 pm
Shorts Program #5: The Art of Activism will include films:

Post-Election Works and Left on Pearl

5:15 – 6:45 pm
Shorts Program #4 will include films:

Last Stand To Nowhere, An American Family, Work In Progress, My Aunt Mame, and Dare Not Fly

7 – 9:30 pm
Born In Flames (1983) (feature length)
In a future where a socialist government gains power, a group of women decides to organize and rebel.

Video introduction created specifically for Bechdel Fest by Ms. Kathleen Hanna

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