My Top Five: Panels to Attend

By Brittney Cooper, March 23, 2021
Brittney Cooper (They/She), Cinema and Photography B.S. '23

Blog posting written by Brittney Cooper (They/She), Cinema and Photography with Minors in Gender Studies and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, '23, FLEFF Intern, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

This year, FLEFF consists of 54 events in one three-week-filled festival. With 15 screenings, 18 talkbacks, and 21 films; keeping up with FLEFF could make to be a challenge. Therefore, I listed the Top Five Events I am most looking forward too.

  1. F2F” Feminist to Feminist with Nicole Horsley and Carla Golden (March 23rd, 7:00pm - 8:30pm*)

Nicole Horsely, scholar of African American and African Diaspora Studies and professor at Ithaca College, will discuss Black women’s bodies through a liberatory lens with Carla Golden.

  1. Pedro Molina and Barbara Adams in Conversation (March 26th, 12:00pm - 1:15pm)

Pedro Molina, a political cartoonist, escaped Nicaragua when they began imprisoning journalists. Since then, he attends FLEFF as a returning artist. He will be speaking with Barbara Adams in regards to political cartooning and journalism.

  1. Why Opera? Why Now? (March 30th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm)

Opera singers from Ithaca’s local opera company, Opera Ithaca, will be joining a panel discussing the affects of Covid on the opera community and how Opera Ithaca continues to commit to diverse programming despite the set back.

  1. Disability, Out Space, and Artificial Intelligence (April 2nd, 5:00pm - 6:30pm)

Anne Michel and Phil Wilde, Insights International filmmakers, discuss NASA’s dedication to hiring individuals with disabilities. Joining them at the roundtable is Tracy Minish and John Robinson.

  1. Gaming Utopia Book Launch (April 7th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm)

Claudia Costa launches the book “Gaming Utopia: Ludic Worlds in Art, Design, and Media” which analyzes games that challenge the white, heterosexual, male view on video games. It includes games in history that have been developed by diverse creators.

The five events listed above contains a sample of the wide range of talks and experiences ready to be seen at FLEFF 2021.

*All times are Eastern Time Zone