March: Women’s Herstory Month at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington

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Women’s Herstory Month

MUSIC LEGENDS LIVE!

Educational Lecture by Bill Shelley of Shelley Archives Inc

LADIES WHO ROCK

Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm

Members $11 / Public $16 / Includes reception

Celebrate girl power with female singers and songwriters who broke the glass ceiling of the once male-dominated music world.Soul singers like Tina Turner, Diana Ross and, Nina Simone battled racism. Country singers like Patsy Cline, Tanya Tucker, and Dolly Parton, and rock and rollers like Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Amy Winehouse, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell battled sexism. They all fought stereotypes and travelled a hard road to fame and success while opening the door for other women to follow their dreams This program showcases these women and others for March Herstory Month Approx. 100 minutes.

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Town of Huntington presents

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Wednesday, March 7 at 2 pm

Intergenerational Art Exhibit: “Women is Art” and reception following film

Tickets required, seating is limited

Complimentary tickets available at Huntington Senior Centre, Rm 103

The legendary movie star, considered to be world’s most beautiful woman, was also the secret inventor of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, but her beauty stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved…until now.

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NOTHING WITHOUT US

Sunday, March 18 at 2 pm / Members $11 / Public $16

Includes reception and panel discussion with:

  • Dr. Margaret Abraham, (Hofstra U.) President of the International Sociological Association
  • Dr. Diana Papademas, (SUNY/Old Westbury) UN Coordinator/United Nations Academic Impact, SWS/UN Representative 
  • Dr. Jennifer Brown (Long Island University) SWSUN Representative
  • And other SWS and International representatives to the UN Economic and Social Council and Department of Public Information

Co-sponsors: SOCIOLOGISTS FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY, A United Nations NGO, an academic, professional association working on international issues and gender equality globally.

From Burundi to the American South, how HIV-positive women on two continents have spent 30 years fighting for treatment, survival – and a place at the table.

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Anything But Silent

Live theatre organ accompaniment by BEN MODEL

SLAPSTICK DIVAS: THE WOMEN OF SILENT COMEDY

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 pm / Members $11 / Public $16

With guest speaker, film historian Steve Massa

Copies of “Slapstick Divas” will be available for purchase

Join author Steve Massa for a celebration of some of the funniest women of the silent era. Female comedians like Alice Howell, Gale Henry, and Wanda Wiley were some of the most beloved stars of early cinema and their films are now being rediscovered by a new generation of film fans. 

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SECRET SUPERSTAR

Produced by Aamir Khan

Sunday, March 18 Bagels 9:30 am Film 10:30 am / Members $11 / Public $16

Discussion and Q & A to follow the film with Guest-Speaker: Lesley Mazzotta

President and Executive Director, One World, Inc.

CoPresented by DHF: Domestic Harmony Foundation

Insia, a young Muslim girl, aspires to be a singer but faces restrictions under her conservative father. She posts videos of her talent online, going viral and catches the attention of another musician.

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Sky Room Talk……Hosted by Irene Eckert

THE WOMEN

Starring Joan Crawford, Norman Shearer, Joan Fontaine, Paulette Goddard, and Rosalind Russell

Monday, March 19 at 7:30 pm / Members $11 / Public $16

An amazing cast featuring many of Hollywood’s most legendary stars highlights this hilarious comedy about a group of society women whose lives are turned upside down when they discover that one of their husbands is unfaithful. 

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MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm

Members $11 / Public $16

Hosted by Georgette Grier-Key, History and Political Science

Professor at Nassau Community College

Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner

Miriam Makeba was the first African musician to become a true international star. Her music – which influenced artists across the globe – always remained anchored in her traditional South African roots and conveyed strong messages against racism and poverty. 

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THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

Starring Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm / Free with registration online

With Alfred Lacks-Carter, grandson of Henrietta, in person!

Sponsored by Tracey Edwards, NAACP Long Island Regional Director

A powerful film adaptation of the landmark book about an African-American woman who became an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Cinema Arts Centre

423 Park Avenue

Huntington, NY 11743

631-423-7611

www.CinemaArtsCentre.org

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