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Still from Roots in Water
Still from Roots in Water
NYWIFT Screening Series @ Anthology Film Archives

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. 

The Goldfish

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

Compact Only

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


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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.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts