This screening series celebrates the work of NYWIFT members. Films that are included in the series must
be directed, co-directed, produced, written, edited or shot by women.
Whenever possible, the filmmakers are present for discussion and
socializing after their works are presented. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue @ 2nd Street.
There will be a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party to
follow, with Cash Bar and complimentary food @ Dempsey's Pub, 61 2nd
Avenue, between 3rd and 4th Streets.
The films in this month's screening series run the gamut from intense dramas to a more light-hearted look at the trials of daily life.
Taught To Hate
A teenage boy, played by Brandon Hannan, is influenced by a
bigoted uncle, despite his mother's wishes. Filled with the hatred taught to
him, he joins a group of white teens who harass the Hispanic day workers they see
as a threat to their livelihood. Inspired by the murder of Marcelo Lucero on
Long Island by teenage boys.
Helen Proimos, Actress/Producer, is also a publicist and acting coach. Her
credits include first assistant director in A Merry Little Christmas, executive
producer for The Day They Came Back, associate producer of The Signs Of The
Cross, and producer of My Valentine. She has appeared on the soap operas
Another World, One Life To Live
and All My Children.
An ailing flutist confined to her apartment seeks refuge in her goldfish. One
day she notices that the goldfish isn’t eating and becomes obsessed with
building the perfect aquarium. As she becomes consumed by the underwater world
she is creating, she sinks into her own psychological abyss.
Debbie Abrahamson, writer and director, received her MFA in film production
from the University of Southern California. She has made several short films
that have screened in film festivals worldwide. She is currently beginning
pre-production on her feature script Venice
Al's favorite Hawaiian
food restaurant has stopped delivery in his area. With only one street
separating him from his Chicken Katsu passion, Al has to think outside the box.
He has the food delivered to his car in a trendy supermarket parking lot. But this
will be no ordinarily meal.
Pamela Green, Director/Producer, founded PIC, an entertainment and motion
design boutique based in Los Angeles. Her work ranges from feature
film main titles, motion graphics, directing and producing. Learn more about
PIC at http://www.picagency.com
Roots In Water
Three estranged siblings reunite in their ancestral home in Maine to attend to
the unpleasant business of their mother's passing. As they confront each other
about their past, the future of their family hangs in the balance.
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, writer/director, began her career in film as an
actress at the age of eleven. Her short A Little God won The Torchlight
Short Film Award. Her second film, Spanish Boots, premiered at Tribeca
Film Festival in 2006. She was a juror for the 2008 Santa Barbara
Film Festival and Santa Fe Film Festival.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council of the Arts and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation