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Davis Feminist Film Festival celebrates art, activism and entertainment

Local filmmakers Christine Yeakley and Lane Lewis will present "Present Gender" at the Davis Feminist Film Festival, which runs Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, at the Veterans' Memorial Theater. Courtesy photo

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From page A8 | April 10, 2013 |

The Davis Feminist Film Festival will bring a new selection of cutting-edge films linking art and social issues to the Veterans’ Memorial Theater on Thursday and Friday, April 11-12.

This grassroots event will showcase narrative, documentary and experimental work and exposes audiences to perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture.

The films featured this year are variously funny, sad, charming, quirky, disturbing, entertaining and thought-provoking. Filmmakers represent many countries around the world, including Spain, Sweden, Cyprus, Slovenia, El Salvador and the United Kingdom. The line-up is curated by students in a class at UC Davis who get hands-on experience with festival organizing.

The line-up includes selections from Davis filmmakers including “Plastic Perfect,” directed by Meredith Sward. This documentary draws on media footage, personal introspection and interviews with surgeons, psychologists and academics to cast a critical eye on current beauty ideals and the industries that profit from them.

Local filmmaker Christine Yeakley also will present her film “Present Gender,” in which women and queer/transgender youths discuss their experiences and challenges with being “read” by others and asserting their own identities and desires in the face of negativity or incomprehension. These filmmakers and others from the Sacramento/East Bay Area will be available for a question-and-answer session on Thursday night.

A full listing of each night’s film line-up is available on the festival website at http://femfilmfest.ucdavis.edu.

Now in its eighth year and increasingly international in scope, the festival creates an inclusive public space for under-represented artists — particularly women and people of color — to raise consciousness about gender, race, class, sexuality and other dimensions of social inequality. The festival is a fun, inspiring, community-building event for artists and audiences alike.

Tickets are available at the UCD’s Women’s Resources and Research Center and the UCD LGBT Resource Center for $10 general and $7 for students each night. Tickets also are available in advance at Armadillo Records, 205 F St., and the Davis Farmers Market. Tickets will be available at the door for $12 general and $10 for students.

A reception with food and beverages for sale begins at 5:30 p.m. Films will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is organized and hosted by the Consortium for Women and Research at UCD. The festival is nonprofit; money raised goes toward operating costs and providing internship experience for the student organizers.

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