Athena Film Festival ticket giveaway: Farah Goes Bang

Update: Congratulations to community member Katie (@tempestoflily) who was first to submit the correct answer! Katie, I’ll be in touch shortly with info on how to claim your free tickets. 

Looking for a new favorite filmmaker? For the past two years we’ve been proud to partner with the Athena Film Festival, a four-day festival held annually in New York City at Columbia University featuring  films, documentaries, and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.

This year, the lineup is wonderful, and includes Belle (a true story about the mixed race daughter of an 18th century Admiral)Decoding Annie Parker (which follows the female geneticist who discovered the genetic link in breast cancer and the BRCA1 gene and one of the first women to be diagnosed with said gene), and so many more. Check out the full program here.


We’re excited to continue our partnership with Athena Film Festival this year by hosting a ticket giveaway to Farah Goes Bang. Be the first to comment with a correct answer to the feminist film trivia question below, and you’ll win yourself a pair of tickets to see Farah Goes Bang.

Nikohl Boosheri stars in Farah Goes Bang as Farah Mahtab, an “awkward twenty-something” who hits the road with her buddies K.J. and Roopa to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. In what Iran-based 2011 darling of the independent film circuit did Nikohl also star?

Good luck feminist film lovers! And don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t work out for you today. We’ll give away another pair of tickets to a different film tomorrow!

Lori Adelman apologizes in advance for doing this to the person sitting in front of her in the movies. 

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to her work at Feministing, Lori is an Associate Director at Planned Parenthood Global. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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