Badass ladies deserve a toast and that's exactly what Women’s History Month is all about–celebrating inspiring women from the past and present. Whether you watch them battle it out in the rink at a roller derby game, meet them at a travel convention for women, or see them on screen at Nitehawk, there are so many ways to show your pride.
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Celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in 1920, this exhibit explores the efforts of women to expand democracy before and after the suffrage victory. Using imagery and video footage of women’s action over time, the show draws visitors into engaging with the struggles they've faced up through curent day.
Women filmmakers and female-centric films are getting the spotlight at Nitehawk with a series of screenings all month long so that audiences are reminded of women's contributions to cinema. The series includes Mi Vida Loca by Allison Anders (February 29); Varda by Agnès by Agnès Varda (March 2); Sightseers by Ben Wheatley (March 6); All About Eve by Joseph L. Makiewicz (March 7); The Fits by Anna Rose Holmer (March 9); Green Room by Jeremy Saulnier (March 19); The Legend of Hell House by John Hough (March 20); Madeline's Madeline by Josephine Decker (March 21); Holy Motors by Leos Carx (March 27); and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Michael Gondry (March 28). The series at the Prospect Park location includes The Secret Garden by Agnieszka Holland (March 7); Rebecca by Alfred Hitchcock (March 10); Raging Bull by Martin Scorsese (March 14); Eve's Bayou by Kasi Lemmons (March 21); To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar by Beeban Kidron (March 28); and The Fog by John Carpenter (March 30).
Learn about badass ladies throughout history on this two-hour tour. Highlights include the most powerful female pharaoh of Egypt, the first official Roman empress, women painters who focused on women's lives (not their bodies) and a female scientist in pre-revolutionary France.