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raymac Written by raymac
Mar. 3, 2011 | 3:22 PM

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Spend this Sunday with some amazing ladies

Start your day as BLEEDFEST is back with FantAsian, a selection of fantasy and musical films by female Asian filmmakers, and finish off your day as Cinefamily presents AN EVENING WITH CASSANDRA PETERSON. These are two events that you will not want to miss.

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Sunday, March 6th from 11:00 am - 4:00pm


The theme of our March 6th event is FantAsian:
Fantasy and musicals by female Asian filmmakers.

Deepika Daggubati will be present for a Q &A after her feature WAKING DREAMS, as will Anna Biller for a retrospective of her shorts including THREE EXAMPLES OF MYSELF AS QUEEN. Special guests to be announced. Carly Lyn will receive her Inanna statue for A FOUNDLING, and Nora Jesse will receive the Best Producer certificate award for her satirical short GRANDPA. Susan Bell will accept the Partnership certificate award for FIELDS OF MUDAN.

Our Charities for the Month of March are BRIDGE TO ASIA ~ you need to be able to READ THIS LIST on their website & bring us an approved educational or text book.
Or you can Donate Cash to THE ASIA FOUNDATION-WOMENS EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM & get into BleedFest for only $5- HALF OFF!

Full March Schedule:
March BleedFest Event: FANTASIAN
Sunday March 6th, 2011
TIME: 11am-4:00pm (come and go as you please!)

Location: CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Free unlimited street parking.

$10 cash at door for all day ticket and open bar
(Mimosas, Bloody Marys, red and white wine)
$5 with cash donation to Asia Foundation Women’s Empowerment Fund or bring an approved book donation to Bridge to Asia.

Schedule subject to change, personal appearances dependent on schedule. Special appearances by Lil Zane, The Garza Sisters, Sulekha Naidu, filmmakers Steve De Jarnatt, Deepika Daggubati, Anna Biller, Carly Lyn, Susan Bell.

11am-11:30am Red Carpet, Mixer, Open Bar

FAIRY BALLET, 1998 (11 minutes)
A VISIT FROM THE INCUBUS, 2001 (26 minutes)
VIVA, feature trailer 2007 (2 minutes)

“Biller paints feminist fantasies with her lush 35mm film stock, fetishistic detail, trademark humor and intelligence. Not content to be a regular multi-hyphenate, Ms. Biller acts, writes, produces, directs, scores, sings, and creates the spectacular settings and costumes. Ms. Biller both worships and reimagines our celluloid history with her blend of wit, camp, y chromosome perspective, and love of movies. It is a cinematic crime that she has not been given a Hollywood deal.”
- BleedFest Film Festival
Inanna Award presented to Anna Biller
Q & A with Anna Biller

12:45pm-12:50pm A FOUNDLING TRAILER
Inanna Award presented to Carly Lyn of A FOUNDLING (screened at BleedFest in January)

“An important film. We were thrilled to play the sci-fi/western/drama A FOUNDLING in January to a warm and enthusiastic crowd ready for a smart, genre-bending film steeped in feminist film theory and issues of race, gender, other, and literal alienation. It is beautifully shot and directed, with fine acting performances.” - BleedFest Film Festival

GRANDPA, 2009 (2 minutes) produced by Nora Jesse
“There’s someone I’d like you to meet.”

Inanna Certificate Award accepted by producer Nora Jesse, writer/director Andy Novak. Q&A.
“A cute AND provocative take on the current climate of race relations versus gender politics. Kind of amazing that 32 years after Yoko Ono’s provocative quote and Lennon’s song immortalizing this ‘slave of the slave’ stance, women are still subservient to men across all cultures.” - BleedFest Film Festival

1:00-1:30pm BREAK Red Carpet, Mixer, Open Bar

1:30-3:20pm FEATURE
WAKING DREAMS, 2007 (92 minutes)

Comedy/romance/fantasy/musical by Deepika Daggubati
Bollywood meets Texas, when a dreamer discovers the world of professional gamers.
Inanna Award presented to Deepika Daggubati
Q & A with writer/director Deepika Daggubati, actress Sulekha Naidu, producer Kalyan Vindhya

“We started BleedFest to show ambitious films like WAKING DREAMS. Deepika’s tyro feature is a brave and bold act of courage allowing a glimpse into the female Indian American culture, and the pressures still constricting modern Indian American women. The movie utilizes a vibrant backdrop of fantasy, humor, and whimsy while telling a humanist story about a female protagonist straddling two cultures and a global recession, in the middle of a quarter life crisis. The feature was a huge undertaking with a large cast of industry vets, shot on two continents, with elaborate dance numbers and even animation. We’re thrilled that WAKING DREAMS is coming to DVD to find the audience that will appreciate Ms. Daggubati’s fine work.”
- BleedFest Film Festival

3:20pm-3:30pm BREAK

FIELDS OF MUDAN (23 minutes) by Stevo Chang
Drama 2004

A young Asian girl, Mudan, is forced into modern day slavery by a brutal child brothel owner. Mudan soon befriends another young girl in the brothel, and starts dreaming of a better life with her mother in America.
Inanna Certificate Award accepted by Associate Producer Susan Bell. Q & A.
“The sex slave industry is an issue near and dear to our hearts. We are proud to present this fine, moving short. Another stellar achievement from Florida State University.” - BleedFest Film Festival


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Sunday, March 6th @ 7:30pm

An Evening With Cassandra Peterson
(feat. 1988’s “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark”!)

NOTE: Ms. Peterson will not be appearing in character as “Elvira” during the show. Boobs, “B” movies, being a brassy broad—all of those things played their part in making horror hostess Elvira first a local L.A. heroine, and then a national sensation. But there’s one more “B” we shouldn’t forget, and that’s brains: not the kind in a jar, but the ample lobes of Cassandra Peterson, the Groundlings graduate (Class of Pee Wee Herman!) who brought her to life. Holder of the Guinness World Record for “youngest Vegas showgirl,” Cassandra dated Elvis, lost her virginity to Tom Jones, and ran off to Italy to become frontwoman for a rock band, which led to her casting in Fellini’s Roma—all before Elvira’s creation! Ms. Peterson will be with us tonight to watch her frighteningly fun 1988 feature film debut Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (which she co-wrote with fellow Groundling alum John Paragon, who also played “Jambi” on “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”), as well as rare, favorite and new episodes/segments of Elvira’s “Movie Macabre”! Bring your Q’s, and get ready for what will undoubtedly be some A’s (and T’s) to remember!
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark   Dir. James Signorelli, 1988, 35mm, 96 min.

Tickets - $12/free for members   Purchase tickets

Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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