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CineWomen: A Refreshing Showcase of Women in Film

A celebration of women’s accomplishments and inspiration to the women who follow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb. 28, 2013

Wandra Brooks Green

816-235-1601; greenwb@umkc.edu

Kansas City, Mo. – The University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center and Her Art Project will host an event to commemorate Women’s History Month, entitled “CineWomen:  A Refreshing Showcase of Women in Film.” This free event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Screenland Crossroads, 1656 Washington St., Kansas City, Mo. 64108.

An opening reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by a discussion with female filmmakers and professors beginning at 6:30 p.m. Also, the evening will include a screening of short films written or directed by women film students from the Kansas City metro area.

Entries for short films written and/or directed by female students were accepted for inclusion in CineWomen. Winners will be notified by March 4, 2013.

“The event is designed to celebrate the wonderful things that women of the Kansas City area have accomplished and are accomplishing within our arts community,” said Arzie Umali, assistant director, UMKC Women’s Center. “Our goal is to help inspire our younger generation to achieve their dreams as they also develop into important role models by giving them screen time in front of Kansas City’s art and film enthusiasts.”

Co-sponsors of CineWomen are the UMKC Dept. of Communication Studies, Screenland Crossroads, Kansas City Women in Film & Television, Paris of the Plains International Student Film Festival, Avila University and the KU Dept. of Film & Media Studies.

No reservations are required. For more information, email the UMKC Women’s Center, visit the Women’s Center or Her Art.

About the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, and celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2013. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit www.umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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