Jun
2
5:15 PM17:15

Woman at War

Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.

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Fattitude
Jun
2
2:30 PM14:30

Fattitude

Fattitude is a radical renegade film born over cocktails and the wild-eyed late night body positive feminist dreams that over take you when you should be completing your final exams. Fattitude is a dream of equality in action. Fattitude is a call for change. (2018)

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To Kid or Not to Kid
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

To Kid or Not to Kid

From the award-winning director of the New York Times Critics’ Pick Musicwood, To Kid Or Not To Kid is a new film that aims to dispel the myth that living childfree is weird, selfish or somehow wrong. In a world where you’re threatened for speaking openly about living childfree, two women, from different decades, search for ways to support each other in making the decision to live without kids. 


Followed by a Q & A with the film's director, Maxine Trump.


Presented with generous support from Cynthia Morris Schostak

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Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed
Jun
2
12:15 PM12:15

Chisholm '72: Unbought and Unbossed

Pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm is the subject of this lauded documentary. The nation's first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Chisholm launches a campaign for the United States presidency in the 1972 election, and wins an impressive amount of support, given the era and the still-prevailing prejudices of many voters. The film takes a close look at her presidential run, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated individuals who worked on her groundbreaking campaign.

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Jun
1
9:00 PM21:00

Tiger Milk

106 mins | Rated TBC | Festival

Best friends Nini and Jameelah are 14 years old. Summer has begun and Berlin is their playground. Sticky lipped and heavy-eyed from drinking tiger milk; a mix of passion fruit, milk, and brandy, they flirt and use their innocent charm for fun. This summer, It’s going to happen –sex and true love with Nico and Lukas. But growing up also means pain: they witness a murder, run into some disappointments and Jameelah and her mum are threatened with deportation back to Iraq. Tender and funny, tragic and shocking, this explosive story is about leaving childhood behind – ready or not!

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To Kid or Not to Kid
Jun
1
7:15 PM19:15

To Kid or Not to Kid

From the award-winning director of the New York Times Critics’ Pick Musicwood, To Kid Or Not To Kid is a new film that aims to dispel the myth that living childfree is weird, selfish or somehow wrong. In a world where you’re threatened for speaking openly about living childfree, two women, from different decades, search for ways to support each other in making the decision to live without kids. 


Followed by a Q & A with the film's director, Maxine Trump.


Presented with generous support from Cynthia Morris Schostak

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

But I'm a Cheerleader

Megan (Natasha Lyonne) considers herself a typical American girl. She excels in school and cheerleading, and she has a handsome football-playing boyfriend, even though she isn't that crazy about him. So she's stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to True Directions, a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation. While there, Megan meets a rebellious and unashamed teen lesbian, Graham (Clea DuVall). Though Megan still feels confused, she starts to have feelings for Graham.

Directed by Shaker Heights native Jamie Babbit

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Free admission presented in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library

92 minute run time

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Jun
1
5:15 PM17:15

Skate Kitchen

100 mins | Rated TBC | Drama

Directed by Crystal Moselle | Starring Jaden Smith, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Kabrina Adams, Brenn Lorenzo, Ardelia Lovelace, Jules Lorenzo, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg

Camille's life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.


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Roll Red Roll
Jun
1
12:15 PM12:15

Roll Red Roll

  • Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At a 2012 pre-season high school football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a young woman is raped. The aftermath exposes an entire culture of complicity and the roles that peer pressure, denial, sports machismo, and social media played in the tragedy.


Followed by a Q&A with reporter featured in the film.

Presented by Hope & Healing Resources

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In Times of Rain
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

In Times of Rain

  • Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Soledad, a traditional healer, lives with her grandson Jose in an Indigenous Village. Soledad's daughter, Adela, moved to Mexico City many years ago and now wants Jose to join her, but Soledad believes the boy is better off in the village.

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