Strong Leads: A Film Seminar for High School Girls is a free after-school program spotlighting films by and about women. It is designed for 10th, 11th and 12th girls of all identities. A presentation of the Belcourt’s education and engagement program, Strong Leads explores gender representation in cinema, in the Hollywood establishment, and in film discourse.
Students will watch films on their own and meet virtually on Mondays, October 25 to November 15, 4:30-5:30pm, to discuss with their peers. All films are available to stream for free via Tubitv.com (with ads) or a private link from the Belcourt. Students need an internet connection to view films and join the Zoom meetings.
Strong Leads 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.
Facilitated by Allison Inman, the Belcourt’s education and engagement director, and Jessie Griffith, the Belcourt’s theatre operations director and education associate.
Participation in Strong Leads is by application only. Applications are due October 20 and applicants will be confirmed and notified on October 21.