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    Beyond the Bechdel Test: Why It’s Not Enough

    Athena Film Festival panel gives us five reasons why moviegoers need to look beyond the Bechdel test.

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    2014 Athena List of Best Unproduced Screenplays with Strong Female Protagonists Announced

    Because we need more female characters at the movies.

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    Athena FF: Lexi Alexander Proposes a Solution to Hollywood's Woman Director Problem

    Lexi Alexander wants to be an optimist. "Let's assume the men [in Hollywood] are not just selfish pricks," she said at the Athena Film Fest, where she headlined a Q&A panel that followed up on her explosive post about the routine and pernicious employment discrimination faced by women directors in t...

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    Athena FF: Callie Khouri on the Difference between Women Characters in Film vs. TV

    Asked what changes she might make to the ending of "Thelma and Louise," Khouri replied, "Have them drive faster."

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    Athena FF: Amma Asante's Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV

    "This is the story of a woman who is loved." Those are the words black British director Amma Asante used to describe her marvelous sophomore feature "Belle" at the Athena Film Festival this past weekend, and they had a palpable emotional impact when Asante uttered them at the film's post-screening...

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    The Athena List Highlights Best Unproduced Screenplays with Strong Female Protagonists

    The organizers of Athena Film Festival have created "The Athena List," which highlights outproduced screenplays about women characters.

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    Athena Film Fest Starts February 6th

    Taking place over four days at Barnard College in New York City on February 6-9, the fourth annual Athena Film Fest will offer a variety of narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and works in progress directed by and/or starring women, as well as workshops, panels, and master classes.

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    Watch the Athena Film Fest 2014 Trailer

    The 2014 Athena Film Festival has released a trailer for the February event.

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    2014 Athena Film Festival Unveils Program Lineup

    The fourth annual Athena Film Festival, headed by Melissa Silverstein of Indiewire's Women and Hollywood blog, has unveiled its film lineup for the 2014 edition of the fest, running February 6 through 9 at Barnard College. Check out the full program below.

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    Athena Film Fest Lineup Announced

    The Athena Film Festival, the Women and Hollywood-affiliated event co-founded by Melissa Silverstein, has announced the lineup for its fourth annual showcase of works by women directors and about pioneering girls and women.

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