Past Screenings and Events

For upcoming screenings and panel discussions, view our Screenings page. Or read on for a list of past events...

SEPT 14, 2012
Honolulu Museum of Art
Doris Duke Theatre
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Screening and discussion
1pm and 7:30pm

AUG 9, 2012
Impact 2012
Festival of Political Art
Presented by Culture Project

45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
Screening and Conversation with filmmakers and ACLU

William Paterson U., Wayne, NJ
MAR 8, 2012
In celebration of Women's History Month and sponsored by the Student Veterans Organization and the Student Government Association, LIONESS will be screened with a discussion to follow.
University Commons (John Victor Machuga Student Center)
Room 211
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ
6:30-8:30 pm
Admission free

MAR 3, 2012
Oro Valley Unit 132
American Legion Auxilliary

The Screening Room
127 East Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701

In honor of Women's History Month.
7 pm - Donations/$7.00 ticket

Baltimore, MD
MAR 2, 2012
Women of the World (WOW): "Wrestling with Combat: Women and the World"
A 20-minute excerpt of LIONESS will be screened as part of a panel that looks at the financial, social and psychological impact of war on women be it on the field or at home.
A Women and Girls Lead event presented in partnership with Maryland Public Television and ITVS Community Screenings.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD
11am to noon
For ticket purchase and further information go to:

Brooklyn, NY
JAN 31, 2012
America is Home: Listening to Military Families and Vets
Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner Series
The theater collective Great Small Works will present excerpts of LIONESS as part of an evening of music, film and discussion focused on military families and veterans.
Filmmaker present.
One Arm Red
10 Jay Street 9th Floor
DUMBO Brooklyn, NY
7:30 pm

Madison, WI
DEC 17, 2011
ITVS Community Cinema Screening
Sequoya Branch Library
4340 Tokay Blvd
1 pm Free and open to the public

Encore national broadcast on PBS series Independent Lens.
DEC 15, 2011
Check local listings.

Mobile, AL
DEC 15, 2011
ITVS Community Cinema Screening
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Drive
5 pm. Free and open to the public

Houston, TX
DEC 14, 2011
ITVS Community Cinema screening, sponsored by HoustonPBS
Rice University
Entrance #8
University at Stockton
7 pm. Free and open to the public

Queens, NY
DEC 13, 2011
ITVS Community Cinema screening
City of NY Parks / Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY
7 pm Free and open to the public

Portland, OR
DEC 13, 2011
ITVS Community Cinema screening
U of Oregon Turnbull Center
70 NW Couch St., 3rd Floor
6 pm. Free and open to the public.

NYWIFT and NYU Journalism Institute
NOV 3, 2011
Panel "Women and the military: Documentaries from the female POV" with Gini Reticker, co-director of PBS series Women, War, and Peace, Patricia Lee Stotter, co-producer of Service: When women come marching home" and Meg McLagan co-director Lioness.

Center for the Rule of Law, West Point
APR 7, 2011
Screening 7:30 pm
Panel discussion to follow
This event is part of the Gender Justice conference, sponsored by the Center for the Rule of Law at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Armed Forces Public Health Conference
MAR 23, 2011
Hosted by US Army Public Health Command and the Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center, Hampton, VA
"Lessons from Lioness"
Addressing the needs of of OEF/OIF Veterans
Film excerpts and DVD extras to be screened in discussion of healthcare for women servicemembers and veterans. Filmmaker present.

American University
MAR 23, 2011
Screening and discussion led by Veterans of American University president Matt Halbe.
8:15 pm
Ward 6
Co-sponsored by Veterans of American University and the Center for Social Media at AU.

The Little Theater, Rochester, NY
MAR 16, 2011
240 East End Avenue
Rochester, NY
7 pm
LIONESS is screening as part of The Little Theatre's Women's History Month film series.

Tomah VA Medical Center
MAR 3, 2011
Presentation by Maj. Kate Guttormsen
12:30 -1:30 VA Chapel
Screening 2 pm Bldg 407/1722
Both events are open to the public.
Tomah VA Medical Center
Tomah, Wisconsin

Women in Defense
FEB 16, 2011
Luncheon and Movie Screening
The Rivers Edge
46870 Tate Road
Patuxent River, MD
11:30 to 1:30 pm
Presented by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of WID in collaboration with the Mid Atlantic Chapter

Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle WA
FEB 3, 2011
4411 Stone Way
North Seattle, WA
7pm screening
Presented by Female VetConnect
For ticket information got to:

University of Michigan
OCT 27, 2010
Hatcher Graduate Library
Gallery in Room 100
913 S University
Ann Arbor
Part of the University of Michigan Investing in Ability Week

Women and Film Festival, Central Connecticut State
OCT 26, 2010
Sponsored Central Connecticut State in conjunction with the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Screening and panel discussion

Women Veteran Health Fair
OCT 22, 2010
Presented by Phoenix VA Health Care System
650 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ

2nd Annual Women Veterans Conference
SEPT 25, 2010
Sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services
Hotel Encanto de las Cruces
705 South Telshor Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM

Guest speakers will include Dr. Betty Moseley-Brown, the Associate Director of the Center for Women Veterans of the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA), and Victoria Bruner, the Associate Director for Clinical Education for the Deployment Health Clinical Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Forum for Women's Equality Day
AUG 26, 2010
Screening and panel: "Life on the Front Lines: The True Meaning of Equality for Women in Today's Army," sponsored by the US Army Office of Diversity and Leadership.

The event will be held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington Cemetery
3 pm

New Mexico Women Veterans Conference
JUL 23, 2010
Hosted by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, this conference will reach out to Native American Women veterans from the Navajo, Apache and Hopi nations.

New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
101 West. Animas Ste 104
Farmington, NM 87401

Travis Air Force Base
MAY 20, 2010
David Grant Medical Center Auditorium
Screenings: 7 am, Noon, and 4 pm

Female Veterans Appreciation Night, Missoula Vet Center, Missoula, Montana
APR 23, 2010
Sponsored by the Missoula Vet Center, Readjustment Counseling Service, Department of Veterans Affairs.
7:00 pm. UC 333, University of Montana

William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, UMB
APR 14, 2010
The William Joiner Center will screen the film and host a panel discussion on April 14 in Ballroom B of the UMass Boston Campus Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights.
Panelists include Prof. Karen Turner (Holy Cross) and Jenny D'Olympia (Boston Vet Center). Moderated by Ban Al-Mafodh (UMass Boston)

University of Michigan Dearborn Student Veteran Association
MAR 31, 2010

Oregon Women Veterans Conference
MAR 26-27th, 2010
Screening and discussion at the annual Oregon Women Veterans Conference
Canyonville, OR

Salute to Michigan Women Veterans
MAR 25, 2010
AMC Star Southfield 20 Theater

University of Massachusetts Boston Student Veteran Association
MAR 24 and 25, 2010

US Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Seattle, WA
MAR 15, 2010
Brown bag lunch with federal employees

Women and Gender Studies Film Festival, Oakland University
MAR 13, 2010
"Women in War - Women on War"

Women in Defense
MAR 11, 2010
Presented by local Chapter of Women in Defense (WID), a national security organization, and affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association, cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security.
Bel Air, MD

Women's Health Clinic, Seattle VA
MAR 10, 2010
VISN 20 Social Work Conference
Discussant: Lisa Allen, Puget Sound VA Healthcare Clinic

Chicago History Museum
MAR 7, 2010

Colby College, Waterville, Maine
FEB 24, 2010

Joint Defense Audiology Conference
Feb 22, 2010
Presented by the Military Audiology Association and the Association of VA Audiologists.
Orlando, FL

Maysles Cinema, NYC
JAN 27, 2010
Winter Soldiers: Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
FRI, Dec 11, 2009
Sponsored by the Deployment Health Clinical Center and the Department of Social Work with support from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
MON, Nov 30, 2009

Story Leads to Action: 92YTribeca, New York
THURS, Nov 19, 2009
Sponsored by Chicken & Egg Pictures

University of Iowa, Iowa City
Screening sponsored by the UI Veterans Associations, the UI Office of equal Opportunity and Diversity and the UI Women's Resource and Action Center.

Pasadena City College
TUES, Nov 10, 2009

Cincinnati Museum Center
SUN Nov 7, 2009
Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Women's Post 644 of American Legion

Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
SAT, Nov. 7th, 2009

Fairbanks Armory, Fairbanks, Alaska
SUN, Nov. 8th, 2009

Kincaid Elementary School, Anchorage, AK
MON, Nov. 9th, 2009

Kenai American Legion Post 20, Kenai, AK
MON, Nov. 9th, 2009

Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Anchorage, AK
MON, Nov. 9th, 2009

Anchorage Armory, Fort Richardson, AK
TUES, Nov. 10th, 2009

Wasilla, AK
TUES, Nov. 10th, 2009

IFP Industry Connect: New Outreach Strategies for Social Issue Documentaries
The New School, New York, NY
MON, Oct. 26, 2009

Friends of Pittsboro Memorial Library, Pittsboro, NC
FRI , Sept 25, 2009

7pm screening followed by q&a with filmmaker Daria Sommers.

OIF/OEF Evolving paradigms II: A journey home, making connections; overcoming barriers, transforming lives.
THURS, Sept 24, 2009
Screening and panel discussion
8:15 - 10 am
Las Vegas Hilton
Sponsored by the VA, Veteran Health Administration and the Women Veterans Health Strategic Healthcare Group

12th Annual Force Health Protection Conference
WED, Aug 19, 2009
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Screening, filmmaker presentation and discussion with Lionesses for the Deployment Health Clinical Center Conference track. Sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Vietnam Veterans of America
July 31, 209
VVA Women Veterans Committee
National Convention
Louisville, KY
Filmmaker presentation
Conference registration required.

National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators
WED, June 3, 2009
10th Annual Training Conference
Radisson Hotel
Manchester, New Hampshire
12 noon
Conference registration required.

Encore broadcast on Independent Lens
TUES, June 2, 2009
Lioness will be rebroadcast on Independent Lens. Check your local PBS station listings.

Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
WED, May 27, 2009
Screening of LIONESS at DACOWITS meeting
Doubletree Hotel Crystal City-National Airport
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA
8:30 am Welcome followed by screening and discussion of women in combat
Meeting is open to public, subject to availability of space
For further information, contact MSgt Robert Bowling: 703 697 2122

Women Veteran Network (WOVEN)
FRI, May 22, 2009
Screening followed by panel discussion in honor of Memorial Day
Hosted by Celia Szelwach, founder and director, WOVEN
American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24
2000 75th Street
Bradenton, Florida
5:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York
THURS, May 21, 2009
12 West 12th Street
6:30 pm
Free and open to the public

GI Film Festival
SUN, May 17, 2009
Carnegie Institution of Washington
1530 P Street NW
Washington, DC
5:30 pm
Tickets available at

Festival de Zine Pobre
SUN, May 10th, 2009
Screening and discussion
Zaragoza, Spain

Santa Cruz Film Festival
SAT, MAY 9th, 2009
2:30 pm
Regal Cinemas Riverfront Stadium Twin
155 South River Street
Santa Cruz

War Stories: Artists, Filmmakers, and Scholars Consider the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
TUES, APR 15th, 2009
A panel discussion moderated by Liza Johnson
'62 Center
Williamstown, MA
7 pm

Images Cinema
MON, APR 14th, 2009
Williamstown, MA
7 pm

Inver Hills Community College
WED, APR 8th, 2009
2500 East 80th Street
Inner Grove Heights, MN
Presented by the IHCC Student Democrats

Michigan Theater
TUES, APR 7th, 2009
603 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5:45 pm
Sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Studies, Institute for the Humanities, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender
University of Michigan

Cinema Paradiso
SAT APR 4 - WED APR 8th, 2009
506 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Screening times:
April 4 5:00 PM
April 5 3:00 PM
April 6 8:00 PM
April 7 6:00 PM
April 8 8:00 PM

First Division Museum
WED APRIL 1, 2009
Wheaton, IL
6:30 pm
Doors open at 5:45 pm
Free admission and free parking

Capitol Hill
TUES, MARCH 31, 2009
Screening and panel discussion with Shannon Morgan, Ranie Ruthig, Anastasia Breslow, and Rebecca Nava
11:45 - 1:00 pm
Room 334, Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC

This event is presented by our partners Independent Television Service (ITVS), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

Followed by a press conference convened by Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin on Women Veterans bill.
Senate Visitors Center
2:45 pm

Center for Women's and Gender Studies, UT Austin
THURS MARCH 26, 2009
The Center for Women's and Gender Studies 2009 Spring Film Series will present Lioness at:

Women and their Work Art Gallery
1710 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701
7:00 PM
Panel discussion to follow

THURS MARCH 26, 2009
Presented by the Diversity Discussion Group of MITRE, a federally funded research company.
202 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
THURS MARCH 26, 2009
30 W. Mifflin, 2nd Floor
Madison, WI
12:00 pm

Salt Lake Film Center
Sorenson Unity Center
Co-sponsored by ITVS Community Cinema and KUED7
7:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Library of Congress
WED MARCH 24, 2009
Mary Pickford Theater
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC
Free screening and panel discussion with military and veteran experts
Sponsored by the Veterans History Project at the LOC

VA Salt Lake City Veteran Health Care System
FRI MARCH 20, 2009
Presented by the OEF/OIF Program and the Women Veterans Clinic
in recognition of National Women's History Month.
8:30-10:30 a.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Building 9 - Auditorium
George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
500 Foothill Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Cultural Center, Charlestown, West VA
WED MARCH 18, 2008
Presented by the West Virginia Women's Commission in collaboration with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Screening and Panel Discussion
5:30 pm
The Cultural Center
State Capitol Complex
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, West Virginia

US Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
WED MARCH 18, 2009
Presented as part of the Embassy's cultural exchange program in honor of Women's History Month.
Embassy of the United States of America
Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pittsburgh VA Health Care System
10:30 am - 12:30
Women Veteran Health Care conference

Cinema Paradiso
Co-sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 23
506 SE 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
7 pm

Women Veterans: Citizen-soldiers in changing times
Brooklyn Historical Society
Panel discussion on women veterans who served in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan discuss their military experiences and the expanding role of women in U.S. Armed Forces.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibit In Our Own Words: Portraits of Brooklyn Vietnam Veterans.
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY

University of Houston
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
University Center, Atlantic Room
Sponsored by The Bush Cares Project, Women's Resource Center, and Student Veterans of America

University of Florida, Gainesville
University Auditorium
7 pm Panel discussion to follow screening
Free and open to the public
Sponsored by the VISN 8 Women's Health Conference and the NF/SG VA Health System

Can Documentaries Influence Public Opinion?
New York Women in Film and Television panel discussion
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square (between Astor Place and 4th Ave), 7th floor
6:30 pm

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Palmer Commons
100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
6 pm

Marines Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Russell Marine and Family Service Center
Camp Lejeune, NC
6 pm

Fordham University
Screening at 6 pm
Rose Hill Campus, Bronx
Sponsored by New York City Army ROTC at Fordham University

Festival Internaciónal de Cine, Paz y Derechos Humanos
Valencia, Spain

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
New York, NY
4 pm

National broadcast on Independent Lens/PBS
check local listings

Asheville Film Festival
Fine Arts Theater 4 pm

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
Czech Republic

Independent Lens' Community Cinema screenings of Lioness
Check Independent Lens website for list of screenings by city:

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Screening and panel discussion
"When Janey Comes Marching Home Again"

NYU Center for Media, Culture and History
New York, NY
Screening and discussion with filmmakers
4-6 pm, Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street

The Piestewa Memorial Committee and VFW Post 9400
Screening and discussion with filmmakers
804 E. Purdue
Phoenix, AZ

CalVet Women Veterans Conference
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Sacramento, CA

National Summit on Women Veterans' Issues
Washington, DC

Little Rock Film Festival
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008
Little Rock, Arkansas

Clinton School of Public Service
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2008
Little Rock, Arkansas

Independent Film Festival of Boston
Somerville, Massachusetts

Tribeca Film Festival
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
Through May 4th, 2008
New York, New York

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Durham, North Carolina
Winner: Filmmaker Award, Center for Documentary Studies

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
Through March 19, 2008
London, England

Each year I manage to see a couple [of films] that I can’t get out of my head. This year one of the films was Lioness.

- Melissa Silverstein, WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

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