Strong Leads: A Film Seminar for High School Girls is a four-part after-school seminar spotlighting films about and made by women. It is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th grade girls. A presentation of the Belcourt’s education and engagement program, Strong Leads will explore gender representation in cinema, in the Hollywood establishment, and in film discourse.
We’ll feature four films from a variety of genres and cultures—and follow with discussions and activities. Strong Leads sessions take place on Mondays, Apr 8-29 | 4:00-7:30pm.
Please note: Participation in Strong Leads is by application only, and space is limited. This seminar is offered at no cost to participants, but you must apply and be selected to attend. It is designed for students only and is meant to be taken in its entirety (no single sessions).
Application deadline is Fri, Mar 22. Participants will be notified on Tue, Mar 26.
Mon, Apr 8 | HONEYTRAP (Dir. Rebecca Johnson, UK, 2014, 93 min, NR)
Mon, Apr 15 | MUSTANG (Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüve, Turkey, 2015, 94 min, NR)
Mon, Apr 22 | DANCE, GIRL, DANCE (Dir. Dorothy Arzner, USA, 1940, 90 min, NR)
Mon, Apr 29 | DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (Dir. Julie Dash, USA, 1991, 112 min, PG)
This series features high-quality films designed to spark conversation about important issues. Because of that, some films contain adult situations, profanity, drug/alcohol use, nudity, sexual situations, and violence.