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Rock N Roll Mamas to Premiere at MFF

NYWIFT Member Jackie Weissman's Rock N Roll Mamas, set to premiere at the Manhattan Film Festival in New York, at 1pm on June 27th at Quad Cinemas, 34 West 13th St. 

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Rock N Roll Mamas is a 60 minute documentary about three indie rockers who strive to follow their creative dreams and raise their children. Over the course of six years, director, Jackie Weissman, followed Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols, and hip hop artist Ms.Su’ad. The observational style of this film takes the viewer into the daily grind of these women’s lives. We watch the women as they tour and perform, go to play dates, juggle childcare, and get to gigs. It is a mixture that isn’t the glamorous life we imagine when we think of rock musicians, it’s the reality.

Rock N Roll Mamas had a preview screening in Portland in March, opening the Portland Women’s Film Festival where it played to a packed house (350 people) and got great reviews in all the local press.  Articles have also been written about the film on Huffington Post, The Jewish Forward, and Women and Hollywood-Indiewire blog.

For more information: Rock N Roll Mamas

Jackie Weissman
 - Director/Co-Producer/Writer/Editor originally from New York, lives in Portland, Oregon where she works as a documentary filmmaker/Avid editor. Jackie received her MFA in film and video production from Columbia College-Chicago. Her award winning documentary, The Gorilla and the Piker, was featured on WNET, Channel 13 in New York, as a part of its Reel New York series. In 2004, Jackie was awarded a residency at Yaddo to develop ideas for Rock and Roll Mamas, which is currently in production.Jackie has also worked as lead Avid editor at AGENCY.COM, creating documentary shorts for various websites including two about Mos Def and the Hot Boys for FUBU’s website, y2g.com and as an adjunct professor at The Art Institute of Portland and Columbia College-Chicago.  She is a founding board member of Women In Film-Portland chapter and is currently serving as Board President. Jackie is married to Andrew Altschul and is mother to Lyle (12).

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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