Featured Series

Women Pioneers: Celebrates 100

This spring, the Athena is proud to present four profound films celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. All shows feature intros and post-show talks.

Free admission to all screenings!

This series is sponsored by Ohio University Libraries, School of Film, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, Margaret Boyd Scholars, English Department, History Department, Women’s Center, and Arts for Ohio.


Click here for a full listing of events celebrating the centennial.

Upcoming Women Pioneers: Celebrates 100 Showings

Women Pioneers: MANKILLER

In 1985, with her people feeling deeply disenfranchised by the US government, Wilma Mankiller took office as the Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief. Having relocated from Oklahoma to San Francisco earlier... [read more]

First Viewing: February 25, 2020

Women Pioneers: SUFFRAGETTE

Maud (Carey Mulligan) is a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline... [read more]

First Viewing: March 24, 2020


Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) was an American feminist who risked her life to fight for women’s citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the separatist National Woman’s Party and wrote the... [read more]

First Viewing: April 14, 2020

Previous Women Pioneers: Celebrates 100 Showings

Thank you to the sponsors of the Women Pioneers Series: Alden Library, Arts for Ohio, Film Division, Kennedy Lecture Series, Science on Screen