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Alt Girl Cinema PERSEPOLIS
May 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Attention: Girls, film lovers, and creatives! Join us for the first animation screening of Alt Girl Cinema, an alternative pop-up film series in Austin. We’ll be showing PERSEPOLIS, about a young Iranian woman who’s exiled and comes to age during the Iranian Revolution. Persepolis is the first animated feature directed by a woman to be nominated by the Academy Awards. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Languages French, English, and Persian. Special guest to be announced.
Possible Triggers: Sexual harassment, torture, exile
Seating opens at 6:30 pm and the screening begins at 7 pm. There will be a few snacks provided, but feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Suggested donation $6.
6:30 pm: Arrival and mingling time!
7:00 pm: Begin presentation and introductions by the WCC.
7:15 pm: Begin Persepolis, run time 1 hour, 36 minutes.
#AltGirlCinema brings an alternative cinematic representation of women’s lives to Austin through monthly screenings. Alt Girl deviates from the mainstream, screening contemporary art films across a plethora of genres, including horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental, and more. Alt Girl stresses the importance of complex characters giving a multidimensional view of womanhood in today’s society. Alt Girl Cinema is hosted by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.