Ma Belle, My Beauty: Women Take the Reel Film Festival

March 10, 2022
Event Types
Public Program

Join us in screening the film Ma Belle, My Beauty as part of the annual Women Take the Reel Film Festival. This film follows once polyamorous lovers reuniting in the idyllic stretches of rural France. Watch as complex feelings of love and grief transform what once was. After the film, we’re hosting  The Network / La Red (TNLR),  a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, their work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression.

The screening will take place on March 10th, 2022 at 6:30 PM in the Bartos Theater. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women’s and Gender Studies departments involved in the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that feature films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism. 

The focus is on intellectual investigation of these issues as well as visibility for woman-identifying directors, and so every film is accompanied by a Q&A and discussion with either the film director, producer, relevant organization, or a faculty member from the film screening’s host institution.

Women Take the Reel is a free roaming film festival sponsored by: MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies; the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality; Boston College Women’s and Gender Studies Program;  Northeastern University Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and Lesley University.

This event is made possible by the partnership and collaboration of MIT’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program, MIT Anthropology, Pleasure @ MIT, The MIT Institute Community & Equity Office, Women & Gender Services, and Violence & Prevention, and the List Visual Art Center. 

Visit Protocols

Guests from outside the MIT community are welcome to attend all in-person events. Information for contact tracing will be taken at the door. 

We will continue to follow MIT’s COVID protocols