“Captain Marvel” isn’t the only feminist film making headlines this month. To celebrate Women’s History Month, venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn are showing female-focused features.
NYC Feminist Film Week at Anthology Film Archives
March 5 to 10, Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue, East Village.
For the third year running, Anthology Film Archives and Women Who Make Movies are bringing us NYC Feminist Film Week, dedicated to work by female, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming filmmakers. According to the fest’s website, “this year’s program focuses on issues surrounding sexuality with a focus on pleasure as a feminist strategy for resistance and community building.” It kicks off Tuesday at 7:30pm with Shakedown, a film about the Los Angeles black lesbian strip club scene.
Stop by Anthology for themed nights like “The Politics of Pleasure” on March 6 or “Here Come The Ecosexuals!” On March 9. Films premiering during the week include Lipstick Under My Burkha, Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure, Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti, and The Lost Garden: The Life and Cinema of Alice Guy-Blanché. The closer is Albertina Carri’s erotic, queer road movie The Daughters of Fire.
Nitehawk Cinema’s Hero Series
March 8 to March 30 at Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg.
Nitehawk Cinema’s month-long Hero Series honors Captain Marvel and other “women in comic book and science-fiction genres who have kicked, clawed, shot and zapped their way onto the big screen.” The series includes special showings of Mad Max: Fury Road, Tank Girl, Barbed Wire, Edge of Tomorrow, Resident Evil: Retribution, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Princess Mononoke, and Aliens. Nitehawk’s Hero Series is special to the month of March, but the cinema celebrates women filmmakers year-round with its Representation Series.
Girl Power at Alamo Drafthouse
Through March, Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Sq., Downtown Brooklyn.
Alamo Drafthouse is kicking off March with special Captain Marvel showings, but keeping the girl power going strong all month long. In addition to regular screenings, catch a Captain Marvel fan event on March 7 or a special HERoes screening on March 8. The theater is also launching a limited Girl Power series, with special showings of ’90s feminist flicks at various locations. In Brooklyn, check out Spike Lee’s Girl 6 on March 11 (it’s part of Alamo’s ongoing Cherry Bomb series dedicated to girls and women with “punk rock attitude and underdog swagger”) and Fried Green Tomatoes on March 21 (part of the Champagne Cinema series). Alamo ends the month with showings of Sophie Lorain’s 2018 film Slut in a Good Way from March 28 through 31.