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Rated "F" for Female

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. At the Bechdel Film Fest, we're celebrating women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community which are often overlooked on screen, and we're highlighting Akron as the inclusive community it is.
 

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ABOUT THE BECHDEL FILM FEST

May 29 - June 2, 2019 

Akron, Ohio

A winner of the Akron Knight Arts Challenge, Bechdel Film Fest highlights films that pass the “Bechdel Test,” which brings attention to gender inequality in film and fiction, at a festival that features works made by female directors, producers and actors.

 
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Kathleen Hannah introduces Born in Flames, 1983 documentary-style feminist fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy, at the 2019 Bechdel Fest in Akron, Ohio.

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Your story matters.

— Your BFF in Akron

 
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