05 Sep 2017 Women Sports Film Festival has landed!
Welcome to the second annual Women Sports Film Festival. We are excited to be returning to Oakland with a full slate of new films celebrating the athletic achievement of women and girls from around the world. Our 2017 program includes seven feature length documentaries and 16 short films featuring female athletes from three continents participating in 18 sports. The festival runs for from September 28 to October 1, 2017 at The New Parkway Theater.
Festivities kick off with our Opening Night film, Girl Unbound, about Pakistani squash player and human rights activist, Maria Toorpakai, on Thursday, September 28. On Friday, September 29, we take a look back at the role Venus Williams played in the historic fight for equal prize money at Wimbledon, with Ava DuVernay’s film, Venus Vs. Saturday, September 30, starts with #EverydayActivism, a panel discussion with athletes using their platforms to create social change, including WNBA legend, Chamique Holdsclaw. The festival closes on Sunday, October 1, with Supergirl, about Orthodox Jewish pre-teen, Naomi Kutin who breaks a world powerlifting record at the age of 9 and becomes an international sensation.
Check out the entire program HERE and get your tickets today!