The Hollywood Reporter recently announced

The female-focused Athena Film Festival has announced the film slate for its 2019 edition, including opening and closing night and centerpiece titles.


The festival, which highlights women's leadership onscreen and in real life, will open with the New York premiere of Gugu Mbatha-Raw-starrer Fast Color. The film, written and directed by Julia Hart and co-written by La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, stars Mbatha-Raw as a hero on the run once her superhuman abilities are discovered. Lorraine Toussaint and David Strathairn co-star.

The festival will close with the New York premiere of the documentary about insurgent Congressional candidates, Knock Down the House, directed by Rachel Lears, which features Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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