THE 49% FILM FESTIVAL

September 17, 2019 - September 19, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The 49% and the USC School of Cinematic Arts invites you and a guest to attend
 

The 49% Film Festival

Advancing Global Women's Rights


7:00 P.M.  on Tuesday, September 17th - Thursday, September 19th, 2019

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.


You'll see films from around the world and hear from activists and speakers that push the envelope and aim to advance women's rights!

Visit the Festival Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/the49percent/
 

Schedule of Screenings


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2019

7:00 PM: U.S. PREMIERE of The Daughter Tree
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The Daughter Tree is a cinematic character-driven feature documentary with unprecedented access that explores the aftermath of a cultural preference for baby boys sweeping through interior India. Q&A to follow with Writer/Director/Producer Rama Rau, Moderated by Filmmaker & Educator Gabrielle Kelly.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2019

7:00 PM: The 49% Short Films Night
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A selection of short films from around the world, produced by and about Women.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2019

7:00 PM: Giving Birth around the World: Films from Every Mother Counts
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The United States is one of just 13 countries where maternal mortality is on the rise – the only industrialized country in this group. The current system of maternity care in the country is failing many women and their families. Every Mother Counts created a documentary film series, Giving Birth in America, in 2015 to educate the public and raise awareness of the need to improve maternal health care. The series examines the issues that have contributed to the maternal health crisis in the United States, a country where the number of women dying from complications in pregnancy and childbirth has nearly doubled in the last 25 years, and continues to increase. The first three films in the series Montana, New York, Florida debuted on CNN in 2015, Louisiana in 2017 and California in 2018 – each focusing on women and their healthcare providers in the days leading up to and following childbirth. Together, they navigate challenges that women face as a result of discrimination, poverty, chronic illness, overuse of medical interventions and other issues that affect maternal health outcomes in the US.

About The 49%


Advancing global women’s rights through media and film.

Women are the disruptors of their societies and the agents of social change. We, The 49%, believe that women must tell their stories in order for the status quo to change. Storytelling is an act of courage. Our film festivals and content will feature powerful and engaging stories about women, their struggles, and their inspiring successes.

Visit the Official Website: https://the49percent.org/
 

Check-In & Reservations


All screenings are free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at the USC Royal Street Entrance, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & Royal Street. We recommend the USC Royal Street Structure, at the far end of 34th Street. Limited street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu