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3RD ANNUAL FOCUS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS

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Thursday, January 10 – 7:30 PM


3RD ANNUAL FOCUS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS

This shorts program heralds the work of industry heavyweights, cinema pioneers, actresses-turned-directors, festival darlings, and the brightest stars emerging from film school. Program compiled by Andrew P. Crane, Kim Adelman, and Andrea Richards.

Jennifer Aniston and Andrea Buchanan's "Room 10" (USA, 2006, 18 min). Robin Wright Penn and Kris Kristofferson headline this dramatic ER encounter, based on a true story for Glamour Magazine's Reel Moments short film series. Sophie Barthes's "Happiness" (USA, 2006, 11 min). Happiness comes in a box in this quirky tale by one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Films 2007. Mira Nair's "Migration" (India, 2007, 17 min) Shiney Ahuja plays a migrant worker who gets mixed up in a dangerous triangle with a frustrated wife and her closeted husband. Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton's "Sexual Revolution" (USA, 2001, 5 min). The LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE helmers put their unique stamp on a music video for Macy Gray. Hilary Goldberg's "In the Spotlight" (USA, 2007, 11 min). Film noir gets an unexpected twist in this literary hoax, featuring Guinevere Turner, Michelle Tea, and Clint Catalyst. Michelle Hung's "Chinese Dumplings" (USA, 2006, 8 min). Sisterhood is tested by a strict mother's notion of discipline. Mariam Jobrani's "The Fighting Cholitas" (Bolivia/USA, 2006, 20 min). Who are these wrestlers climbing into the ring in their multi-layered skirts and braids? Lois Weber's "How Men Propose" (USA, 1913, 6 min). A classic silent short which reminds us that not all courtship rituals are exactly what they seem. Sarah Wickliffe's "Art's Desire" (USA, 2006, 5 min). This 2007 Student Academy Award-winner illustrates the adventures of a cubist heroine on the loose. Discussion with filmmakers Hilary Goldberg, Michelle Hung, and Mariam Jobrani to follow screening. There will also be a raffle of a deluxe director empowerment kit and a reception for all in the lobby

 

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Short Films