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Third Annual Feminist Film Festival happens on Monday

Looking for something to do tomorrow night? I recommend walking the red carpet at the Annual Feminist Film Festival at the Art Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The screening begins at 7:00, and a Q&A with the filmmakers will follow.

This festival is organized and hosted by the University of Illinois Women’s Resources Center (WRC), and is a “grassroots event that utilizes art and alternative media [to] raise consciousness concerning issues related to gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality.”

The festival is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the Women’s Resources Center and all other OIIR cultural centers on campus. Tickets will also be available for free at the door, and are needed to enter the screening.

Last year, Smile Politely covered this festival in depth. Those interested can read all about it here.


Irma (Running Time: 12 min.) | An intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women’s professional wrestling.

Mothers (Running Time: 11 min.) | A documentary film that celebrates mothers and motherhood featuring voices young and old(er) talking about their relationships with their mothers.

Hilary, Lizzie, and I (Running Time: 15 min.) | An exploration of the relationships between the filmmaker, the celebrity Hillary Duff, and her most popular character, Lizzie McGuire.

Emergence (Running Time: 7.31 min.) | No information available.


Of the Moon (Running Time: 4.52 min.) | A “mockumentary turned documentary” about Full Moon Ceremonies.

Had He Fidelity (Running Time: 22 min.) | Based off Emily Dickinson’s poem, this 15 minute film is set in rural central Illinois during 1934.

How Not to be a Rapist (Running Time: 5.03 min.) | A playful public service announcement, this film examines the social injustice of blaming victims for being raped.

too soon too late (Running Time: 12 min.) | An experimental documentary, this film explores the notion of family memory loss, the denial of our own dysfunction, and hardship.

For more information, call (217) 333-3137 or email Rachel Storm.

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