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For the fourth season, New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) presents the Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Screening Series — a free screening series of work by women filmmakers focusing on the immigrant experience throughout the five boroughs of New York City. This series showcases a themed exhibition of short and feature-length films. Join us for the opening night, co-sponsored screening of Thank You and Good Night directed by Jan Oxenberg at the Queens World Film Festival.
Thank You and Good Night
Jan Oxenberg started the Barnard Columbia Experimental College, which boasted Kate Millett as its first faculty member and existed as a residential program for many years. Oxenberg then transferred to California Institute of the Arts to join the feminist art program led by Judy Chicago. “I had absolutely no artistic talent,” Oxenberg says, “so I started making films.” During a summer school class at UCLA, she made her first 16mm film – Home Movie – about coming out as a lesbian. After her success with Thank You and Goodnight, Oxenberg was invited to develop her follow-up feature, Girlfriend Confidential, at the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. an Oxenberg is the recipient of Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships for her film work, and is profiled in the books The Celluloid Closet and The Prime Time Closet.
Jan Oxenberg (Director)
1991, 83 mins
Thank You and Goodnight is an innovative blend of cinema verite, drama and comic surrealism featuring cutout figures of the filmmaker and her grandmother along with childlike manifestations of metaphysical transformations.
Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018
Location: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106
Screening followed by a Q&A and reception with the filmmakers.
Free Admission. RSVP in advance to reserve seats.
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NYC Council Member Robert Holden
Queens World Film Festival
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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.
Last updated: Mar. 19, 2018