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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Check out the Lineup for San Antonio's Upcoming Feminist Film Festival

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 8:48 AM

click to enlarge A documentary about education activist Malala Yousafzai is one of the film's featured at the festival. - UNITED NATIONS (FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS)
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  • A documentary about education activist Malala Yousafzai is one of the film's featured at the festival.
Update: Wednesday, January 6, 9:30 a.m.:

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that "Scene and Heard" was the first-ever feminist film festival in San Antonio. This has been corrected both in the headline and in the story below:

Start the new year with four flicks that celebrate feminism — and by supporting a worthy cause.

Scene and Heard” is an upcoming San Antonio feminist film festival. It will be held on Tuesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 21 at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Park North (618 NW Loop 410), and all proceeds will benefit lanned Parenthood South Texas. The festival features four films over the two nights:

January 19

He Named Me Malala: A 2015 documentary about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her activism. Yousafzai was shot in 2012 by a Taliban gunman over her views on access to education, particularly for women.

María in Nobody’s Land
: Follow three Salvadoran women, Doña Inés, Marta and Sandra, as they flee their country for the U.S. As they seek a safer life with better opportunities, their journey brings them close to many of the dangers associated with illicit border crossings: prostitution, slavery and rape, to name a few.

January 21

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth: A portrait of the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, which Walker did in 1983 with The Color Purple, a novel that also won the National Book Award.

Obvious Child: Not exactly a classic rom-com premise, but a novel one: An irreverent female comedian has a drunken one night stand, and grapples with her decision to have an abortion. Starring Jenny Slate (who voices “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”) and Jake Lacy (who tried to supplant Andy as Erin’s love interest as Pete on The Office), the 2014 film debuted at the Sundance Festival.

Tickets are available here. Pay $30 for a one-night admission, or $50 for both nights.

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