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If you couldn't make it to Utah's 2000 Sundance Film Festival, proclaimed by critics the "Year of the Woman"--as if women directors needed to be patted on the back for finally making it into the indie club--you can check out the MadCat Women's International Film Festival (pictured right), an unusual event devoted to female directors and experimental film. The 3-year-old festival makes a road-tour stop at the Center for Documentary Studies on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. MadCat, founded by Ariella Ben-Dov, is committed to showcasing women filmmakers and videomakers who challenge the use of sound, image and modes of storytelling. Curated thematically, this year's MadCat will present the program "Lost in Translation," exploring the gap between history and memory, and between language and communication. The event, which features eight films, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 660-3666.

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