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January 18, 2017

Women's Work Friday Night Film Series

Four St. Francis College professors join with the Women's Leadership Alliance at the First Unitarian Congregational Society to present the Women's Work Friday Night Film Series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 6:30pm at the First Unitarian Chapel on Pierrepont Street between Clinton and Monroe Place in Brooklyn Heights.

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Communication Arts Professor Augusta Palmer starts the series January 20 with a screening of Antonia's Line (Marleen Gorris, 1995). The movie focuses on a close knit matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive in the Netherlands. Dr. Palmer will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterward.

"We thought it was important to come together with the Brooklyn Heights community to celebrate women's filmmaking," said Professor Palmer who organized the series with Colleen Olson and Kay Corkett from the Women's Leadership Alliance at First Unitarian Congregational Society. "The other professors and I chose a series of films that we are passionate about. Together, these films show the breadth of women's work and women's experiences. I'm really looking forward to these Friday night films and discussions."

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The following films will also be introduced by St. Francis professors:

  • February 10 –Communication Arts Professor Magaly Colimon-Christopher presents:

The Supreme Price (Joanna Lipper, 2014), an examination of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women as leaders.

  • March 24 – Chair of the English Department Wendy Galgan presents:

Killing Us Softly 4 (Jean Kilbourne, 2010), which describes how advertising affects women and the relationship of representation and power.

  • April 21 – Fine Arts Professor Jennifer Wingate Presents:

Yarn (Una Lorenzen, 2016), which highlights women who are making a creative effort to redefine the tradition of knitting and crocheting.

Also, don't miss the 2nd Annual St. Francis College Women's Film Festival March 28-29, 2017 at St. Francis College.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City's five boroughs and beyond.

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