The first annual 51Fest will be held July 18-21 in New York City, celebrating the voice, vision and stories of the female majority through compelling screenings and conversations, all by or about women. 51Fest is presented by New York Coalition to End FGM in partnership with the IFC Center and Women in The World. For first year there are many incredible films and at each screening we will be joined by filmmakers, film subjects and special guests for inspiring and informative Q&As.
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Sat, July 20, Noon
New York Premiere. A heartfelt portrait of media firebrand Molly Ivins, whose plain talk, strong intellect and sharp wit influenced politics, social issues and a generation of female journalists. Post-screening conversation with director Janice Engel and actor Kathleen Turner, who played Ivins in the one-woman show Red Hot Patriot, moderated by Rachel Dry, a deputy politics editor at The New York Times.
Sat, July 20, 2.45 PM
New York Premiere. In this Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, 27 year-old party girl Brittany decides to get her life together – one city block at a time. Post-screening conversation with real-life subject Brittany O'Neill and Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's "Ask Me Another"
Sat, July 20, 5:30 PM
New York Premiere. The true story of Katherine Gun, a British whistleblower who risked everything to expose a conspiracy to blackmail the UN into sanctioning an illegal war. Post-screening conversation with real-life subject Katharine Gun and Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman, moderated by Huffpost editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen.
Sat, July 20, 8:30 PM
New York Premiere. Producer and star Julianne Moore in person for a special screening of her new drama: the tale of two women (Moore and Michelle Williams) who discover a secret that links their pasts and will change their futures. Post-screening conversation with producer and star Julianne Moore and Tina Brown.