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Screening + Talk: Future Weather

Join us for a screening of Future Weather, followed by a conversation with Melissa Silverstein, founder/editor of Women and Hollywood, and Director Jenny Deller on the barriers and opportunities for women in independent film.

About the film: Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures. Inspired by a New Yorker article on global warming, Future Weather uses the refuge of science and the environment as a backdrop to examine the intertwining lives of three generations of women.

Starring Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine, directed by Jenny Deller, and produced by Kristine Fairweather, Future Weather received support from the Women In Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) and screened at Tribeca Film Festival, Seattle International FIlm Festival, and Hamptons Film Festival, where it won the Sloan Feature Film Award.

Melissa Silverstein is a writer, blogger and marketing consultant with an expertise in the area of social media regarding women and Hollywood. She is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. She is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Athena Film Festival – A Celebration of Women and Leadership at Barnard College in NYC. She recently published In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing.

Jenny Deller is a writer, director and producer. Her debut feature, Future Weather, received the Showtime Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting from the Nantucket Film Festival as well as grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Named one of 10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2011 by The Independent, Deller has directed and edited eight short films, including one for Anthropologie. She has participated in IFP’s Narrative Lab, LA Film Festival’s Fast Track market, and the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. Most recently, she was selected to participate as one of 25 up-and-coming directors in the inaugural Emerging Visions program co-curated by IFP and Film Society of Lincoln Center. 

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.