The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford is presenting the first Feminist Film Festival Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 18 to 20, at three venues in Hartford and New Britain. The festival is part of Girlcott, a long series of events that shine a light on policies, attitudes and practices that promote gender injustice.
The festival opens at Central Connecticut University on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 1:40 p.m. with a screening of "I Am A Girl," a 2013 documentary that interviews girls in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, the United States and Australia. The screening is in Torp Theatre, Davidson Hall, CCSU, 1615 Stanley St. in New Britain. Admission is free.
On Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. "Middle of Nowhere," a drama about a medical school student who puts her life on hold when her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, will be shown at Aetna Theatre, Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St. in Hartford. Admission is $9, $8 seniors, $7 for Atheneum, Charter Oak, and Let's Go Arts members.
The series ends on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., with a screening of "Strong!" a documentary about weightlifter Cheryl Haworth. Two shorts also will be shown: "Trinity Men Take a Stand: Fight to End Sexual Assault" by Bettina Gonzalez, and "Aliens Arrive," by Trinity professor Madalene Speziaetti. Admission is $10, $7 students and seniors, and for Real Art Ways, Charter Oak and Let's Go Arts members, $5 general, $4.50 students and seniors.