Women in Media-Newark Annual Film Festival

Women in Media-Newark Annual Film Festival

Date(s): March 28, 2017 at 5:00pm - April 6, 2017 at 9:00pm

Location: Sites in description

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Women in Media-Newark will hold its eighth annual International Film Festival March 28 through April 6 in celebration of Women’s History Month.  Working in conjunction with Rutgers University–Newark, their major partner, WIM-N will host film festival over nine days at six venues.  All events are free and open to the public.

March 28 @ Newark Public Library @ 5pm

  • Recognizing Newark City Council President Mildred Crump
  • 6pm - Screening “Life’s Essentials With Ruby Dee”

March 29 @ Paul Robeson Center @ 5pm

  • Honoring Chancellor Nancy Cantor
  • Film shorts screening program
  • 7pm - A jazz concert by the Amina Figarova Band, with the Science Park High School Jazz Band opening the concert

March 30 @ Paul Robeson Center @ 5pm

  • Honoring Marie Thomas
  • 6pm - Screening of “Profiled,” a film about the mothers of black and Latino youth who were killed by NYPD officers. A panel on community policing will follow the screening. 

March 31 - April 1 @ Paul Robeson Center

  • A symposium on Rutgers University-Newark’s professor Dr. Tayari Jones’ novel, “Silver Sparrow.” This will include film screenings and panel discussions on polygamy/polyamory on Friday, and  on Saturday, “The Politics of Hair” with panelists Anu Prestonia of Brooklyn’s Khamit Kinks, Jane Carter of the Jane Carter Solution, Columbia University Professor Farah J. Griffin, and  author Noliwe Rooks.

April 3 @ Monmouth Univeristy

  • Screening at Monmouth University of “Sold,” a film about human trafficking. Panel discussion with panelists from law enforcement and the NJ Coalition against Human Trafficking.


April 4 @ East Orange Public Library @ 5pm

  • Screening of “Dialogue With My Grandmother,” Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando’s latest film at the East Orange Public Library.


April 5 @ First Unitarian Society of Plainfield @ 5pm

  • 6pm - Screening of Brina, film about a woman with multiple husbands, at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield.


April 6 @ Rutgers' Express Newark @ 5pm

  • 6pm - Filmmaker Nicole Franklin’s  New Jersey Premiere of TITLE VII, a film that examines same race discrimination.

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